Picked up some free pallets off of Craiglist (I think a medical device mftr) for a compost bin project. They don’t appear to be stamped. The labels/markings that are there are shown in the photos. Any concerns (e.g., toxicity) about using them for a compost bin? Thanks.
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I have seen some grow box builds using EPAL pallet blocks in corers to join the planks. My question is, are these blocks very water-resistant? It seems like they will be subjected to moisture quite regularly.
I built a 40″ diameter clock and a baseball and bat shelf from pallet wood. After a couple of days, the wood bowed and warped making them unusable. I glued the boards together and screwed a 1×2″ support to the back of the projects. The wood was dry at the time. Has anyone experienced this problem?
Hello, I recently read on a log burner forum that some of the nails used to construct pallets have coatings of lead, mercury and other hazardous materials. It was a warning to people burning pallets in log burners which were widely castigated. I have burnt a lot of pallets and have never found any evidence in the form of solidified lead or liquid mercury amongst the ashes. However, I was sufficiently concerned to conduct an internet search which produced no results. I ...Read more
I have been breaking down a pallet to make some bedside tables. The classification on it said it was from the USA, code 01391 and was HT. I figured it was safe to use. It was a beautiful brown and cream color but when I sanded it down the brown turned to grey and so I no longer know if I should use it. Would it have just been the weather that could have turned it that color, or has ...Read more
What sort of clear matt or silk finish should i use after painting a wooden surface with acrylic paints so it doesn’t bubble or peel off?
Hello, I’ve just picked up this pallet, we’ve looked everywhere for the markings but couldn’t find anything. Is it safe?Thanks