Ideas For Making Use Out Of Old Pallets

3 March 2015
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If you have access to a large stack of pallets, or possibly even an endless supply, you are going to want to make sure that you take a look at the following ideas. This way, those pallets do not have to simply continue to sit there. They can do a lot of good so make sure that you are giving some thought to more uses for those pallets.

Quick Wood Fencing

Do you have a yard that needs to be quickly fenced in? If so, then you can make use of the old wooden pallets. All you have to do is install wood posts that are small enough to fit through the inside of the opened middle of the pallet. Once those are in place, you will slide the wood pallets over the posts and secure them in place with long screws.

Continue this all the way around your yard until you have fenced in the entire area. Then you can stain or paint your need wood fence and most people probably will not notice that those were pallets.

Wood Floors

Installing wood floors in a home can be a major expense, which might be why so many people that desire this type of flooring have not done it yet. However, if you do not mind a more unique looking wood floor, you can make use of the old wooden pallets. Depending on the individual pallets, you might need someone to saw the individual boards down to the proper measurements for your floor.

Just make sure that you are removing all nails, staples, or screws from the pallets before running any saw through it. Once they are cut down to size, you can nail them into place on your floors, just as you would any traditional wood flooring that you would buy from a large home improvement or lumber store.

Forts For The Kids

If you have children or grandchildren that have always wanted a fort in the backyard, you will find that the pallets will supply you with plenty of wood to make that happen. You can either separate all of the wood planks or simply use the pallets as they are. Sure, there would be some gaps between the wood boards, but that might make it all that much more fun for the kids as they can peer through those gaps to see what is going on outside of their play fort. 

As you can now imagine, there is probably an endless supply of ideas of things that you can do with a lot of old wooden pallets. All you need is a few good ideas, some tools, a little time. To learn more, contact a company like Commercial Hardware / Nevada Casters & Material Handling.