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CC, about the TV, just don't put a gigantic 75 in. inside unless you'll be sitting 20-30 feet away from it. Who likes to sit in the very front row of a theatre?


Always wanted to say that...



No man, do whatever you (wife) likes!


Looks like you're building an awesome set up for yourself!!!

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The wall I want to mount a tv to is brick Not sure if running wires and all of that is doable. I might just get a closeable floor stand.
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The wall I want to mount a tv to is brick Not sure if running wires and all of that is doable. I might just get a closeable floor stand.
What's behind the brick? It's usually nothing or just normal wall framing that you can drop wires down, just have to cut two holes to put wires in and pull out the bottom.
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Was reading Tyler's post and was thinking exactly what was posted above. Also if you are just going to do a streaming box and not any sort of actual cable then all you need to get to the inside of your TV enclosure is power unless you are going to wire up a seperate receiver and speakers as well.
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So finally got around to getting the pallets taken apart. Since these were all nailed together I started working on one and it sucked. Decided to finally go ahead and buy a pallet teardown tool. It is a really simple tool but works really well. Did it over 3 sessions to take them all apart. The hard part is not getting them apart now it is just time-consuming hammering all the nails out of the boards.



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Good beverage and fire while I worked one night.


All done. Eleven pallets worth of wood for my chair and bench project for the fire pit.


Top to bottom here is the break down of what I have to use for the project.
Large Top Boards - (22) - 54x6x1 1/8
Small Top Boards - (40) - 54x3 1/2x1 1/8
Bottom Boards - (46) - 54x4x5/8
Side Boards - (43) - 36x3 1/2x1 1/2





After all said and done I think I removed almost 900 nails from these boards. I bet close to and maybe more than 50% of them came out straight. At some point I will sort through them and keep the good ones for some free nails. I will most likely build the chairs with stainless deck screws for accents.


Great to have my shed space back
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Now I need to figure out my design I want to use to build these. Also deciding between either 3-4 chairs and 1 bench or 5-6 individual chairs. Need to choose between a stain or paint for weather sealing the wood since it is obviously just some basic pine boards.
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I'm astonished... That's freaking awesome....


As the grandson of a carpenter, that brings back memories seeing used wood and nails stored in a shed...
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Wow, that's a crazy amount of work but that looks like legit wood.

As for the nails, I've always tried to reuse straight fence board nails but 90% of them bend when I go to reuse so I would test a few before digging through all of them.
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Wow, that's a crazy amount of work but that looks like legit wood.

As for the nails, I've always tried to reuse straight fence board nails but 90% of them bend when I go to reuse so I would test a few before digging through all of them.
Yeah definitely going to need to try out a few before I spend time sorting 900 nails.
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Yeah definitely going to need to try out a few before I spend time sorting 900 nails.
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Jesus Lord, Jason...
Amazing that you had that much time to do this!
Are you afraid of those nails rusting at all?

Even with a coating on it, is there no fear of it rotting out from the inside out since it's not a very robust wood?
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Jesus Lord, Jason...
Amazing that you had that much time to do this!
Are you afraid of those nails rusting at all?

Even with a coating on it, is there no fear of it rotting out from the inside out since it's not a very robust wood?
I won't be using the nails to build the chairs but as far as the wood rotting I am going to hope it won't. I figure a few coats of exterior paint might be the best option instead of stain. Although, I love the idea of a dark stain that just lets a little wood grain show through with stainless screws. If I go with paint I think I will also get some truck bed liner and paint that on the bottom 2-3 inches of the legs on top of the paint to help with the bottom that touches the ground not rot quickly.
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Awesome! Free wood is great!
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Ahem...
Chris wants to know if you are afraid of those nails rusting.
I should have been more clear!
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Ahem...
Chris wants to know if you are afraid of those nails rusting.
I should have been more clear!
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Wow, amazing amount of effort to repurpose the wood! Kudos to you.

Could you find an 8" by 4 foot piece of PVC or piping with an end cap, fill it with Thompsons or some other weather sealant and then soak the boards a few at a time overnight to prevent breakdown? Might take a while, but that seems to be a theme with this wood.
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Ahem...
Chris wants to know if you are afraid of those nails rusting.
I should have been more clear!
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Damn I should caught onto that.
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Wow, amazing amount of effort to repurpose the wood! Kudos to you.

Could you find an 8" by 4 foot piece of PVC or piping with an end cap, fill it with Thompsons or some other weather sealant and then soak the boards a few at a time overnight to prevent breakdown? Might take a while, but that seems to be a theme with this wood.
That is an interesting idea. I have never heard about doing that. I will have to look into it. Thanks
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No idea if it would work, but it might end up like a poor man's pressure treating...
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I bet it would warp the wood since it's not super dense wood...
it'll come out looking like a tampon.
Then you guys could all sit on them.
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I don't need a tampon I don't have a rust problem
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Bro dude, Chris funna kick your ass so hard you won't be able to sit on your pallet bench to watch the fire crackle tonight!
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I don't need a tampon I don't have a rust problem
Lucky for you these nails aren't exposed to 5 months of salt
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Bro dude, Chris funna kick your ass so hard you won't be able to sit on your pallet bench to watch the fire crackle tonight!
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I bet it would warp the wood since it's not super dense wood...
it'll come out looking like a tampon.
Then you guys could all sit on them.


you may be right...
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I bet it would warp the wood since it's not super dense wood...
it'll come out looking like a tampon.
Then you guys could all sit on them.
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Well Stog said I'm right...so


I am kinda curious though, Jason...
why are you so hellbent on making the furniture from pallet wood since it's not super structurally solid or impermeable?
I mean it is cool as fuck but maybe a cool wall planter greenhouse thingy for the living room or your beer garden might be a better use for it
and then just go traditional wood for your furniture.
If I had your property I would make a weird Ewok village array of strung up basket chairs and hammocks to lounge in.
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I mean this isn't your typical think easy to break pallet wood. It is much thicker and solid than normal pallets I have seen.

I guess tha other main reason is cause it is free wood. I figure I would spend $500-600 in wood easily to build 3-4 chairs and bench.

Funny you mention the hammock idea. I was sitting around the fire a week or two ago and realized two trees tight by my firepit would be perfect for a hammock. It would also put it in a perfect location to lay in the hammock and watch my future fire pit TV so that has been added ot he list for additional seating for the area.
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Well Stog said I'm right...so


I am kinda curious though, Jason...
why are you so hellbent on making the furniture from pallet wood since it's not super structurally solid or impermeable?
I mean it is cool as fuck but maybe a cool wall planter greenhouse thingy for the living room or your beer garden might be a better use for it
and then just go traditional wood for your furniture.
If I had your property I would make a weird Ewok village array of strung up basket chairs and hammocks to lounge in.
Because it's free
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The guy has a project euro accord, a daily vagon and a weekend nsx...
the idea that he might put a ton of effort into using the wrong material to build something just because it's free did NOT cross my mind.
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Am I cutting corners on these possibly I guess. I mean is it really that bad of material to use if I paint them so they are fully sealed? Maybe it is. I don't know. I will admit I have not really researched it like I overly do on somethings. Maybe I would be better off just buying some pressure treated lumber to use. Free seemed like a good idea so I could focus using actual money on other parts of the project like the outdoor entertainment part of the sitting area.
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Originally Posted by stogie1020 View Post
Wow, amazing amount of effort to repurpose the wood! Kudos to you.

Could you find an 8" by 4 foot piece of PVC or piping with an end cap, fill it with Thompsons or some other weather sealant and then soak the boards a few at a time overnight to prevent breakdown? Might take a while, but that seems to be a theme with this wood.
I wouldn't do this, it's not going to come out like you think it will. All of those sealants are exactly that, they are sealants to go over the top of a surface to protect it, it's not going to soak in and make it a solid surface. Pressure treating basically drives filler into the pores of the wood to make it a solid. If water can't get in, because solid, it can't rot things out.

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Am I cutting corners on these possibly I guess. I mean is it really that bad of material to use if I paint them so they are fully sealed? Maybe it is. I don't know. I will admit I have not really researched it like I overly do on somethings. Maybe I would be better off just buying some pressure treated lumber to use. Free seemed like a good idea so I could focus using actual money on other parts of the project like the outdoor entertainment part of the sitting area.
To be honest, if you don't care about longevity, I wouldn't worry about it. Just paint and go to town. If you want this stuff to last then I'd get some cedar and use that. I wouldn't use PT wood around a fire because of the risk of chemicals coming out of the wood and stuff. If you just paint and go ahead with the pallet wood it'll likely be fine for a year or two but paint does degrade and the minute there's a leak path through to the wood you're done for.
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Am I cutting corners on these possibly I guess. I mean is it really that bad of material to use if I paint them so they are fully sealed? Maybe it is. I don't know. I will admit I have not really researched it like I overly do on somethings. Maybe I would be better off just buying some pressure treated lumber to use. Free seemed like a good idea so I could focus using actual money on other parts of the project like the outdoor entertainment part of the sitting area.
Samdoe probably knows what he is talking about... he knows a lot about wood. giggity.

Maybe make some cool urban/vertical planters with the pallet wood? When it looks weathered, it will add to the appeal instead of making you cautious about sitting your butt cheeks in it.
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To be honest, if you don't care about longevity, I wouldn't worry about it. Just paint and go to town. If you want this stuff to last then I'd get some cedar and use that. I wouldn't use PT wood around a fire because of the risk of chemicals coming out of the wood and stuff. If you just paint and go ahead with the pallet wood it'll likely be fine for a year or two but paint does degrade and the minute there's a leak path through to the wood you're done for.
I don't might building something that won't last for life but dang I was hoping at least 3-4 years. If only 1-2 years then it really might not be worth to use it for the outdoor furniture. Won't help either that it is sitting directly on the ground and not a patio. Maybe the only good option for furniture in that area is powdercoated metal. Would cedar even be fine being put directly on the ground?

Guess maybe I am better off afterall using this wood to make other things around the house. Maybe will push my shelf idea to the top of the order right now and the outdoor chairs down the list.
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make the structure out of pressure treated stuff or cedar and then just put your facade on using
these so it's an easy fix if they do rot.
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less of an asian answer but more of a green answer from my side... aside from the fact of it being free, it is also keeping waste out of the landfill, and to me that's a
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I don't might building something that won't last for life but dang I was hoping at least 3-4 years. If only 1-2 years then it really might not be worth to use it for the outdoor furniture. Won't help either that it is sitting directly on the ground and not a patio. Maybe the only good option for furniture in that area is powdercoated metal. Would cedar even be fine being put directly on the ground?

Guess maybe I am better off afterall using this wood to make other things around the house. Maybe will push my shelf idea to the top of the order right now and the outdoor chairs down the list.
I'd be surprised if you got 1-2 years out of this stuff to be honest, especially if in contact with dirt/grass/etc. Cedar ($$), ipe ($$$$), or teak ($$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$) would be great for use in total outdoor conditions even in ground without much of a problem. My outdoor raised garden is built entirely out of cedar, sits on the ground and in some parts entirely underground and has been in great shape for the past 5 years and shows no signs of rot or failure. Great part of cedar is that it ages beautifully and you can pressure wash it to get that pretty red color back.

TBH, I wouldn't use pallet wood for anything having to do with furniture. It's great for trim boards, shelves, trays, etc. I also wouldn't use it for anything having to do with food.

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make the structure out of pressure treated stuff or cedar and then just put your facade on using
these so it's an easy fix if they do rot.
It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when. You can do this but then it would just be for appearance and if you're planning on painting then I wouldn't bother. It's just doubling up on construction without a real reason to do so.

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less of an asian answer but more of a green answer from my side... aside from the fact of it being free, it is also keeping waste out of the landfill, and to me that's a
The same result can be accomplished by throwing these boards in the fire instead of using them to sit around the fire.
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So basically you are agreeing with just about everything I first said about the topic.
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