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Old 04-03-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Pallets!!

I have no clue where to ask this so I figured I'll see if any ladies here know...where the heck do you get these?! I have been pinning so many pallet projects on pinterest and want some! I saw some on our base by the loading dock and am super tempted to "borrow" some in the dark of the night lol (I really would never do this, just tempted :0)

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Old 04-03-2012, 03:53 PM   #2
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When we lived in the city we would find them behind large stores next to the dumpsters. We'd ask if we could take them and they'd always say yes. Try asking WM (Never got any there, primarily we got ours at Harbor Freight)
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There's a place near us that sells them. But, we live near all the bases & the shipyard.
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Re: Pallets!!

Make sure you always ask - some companies want the pallets back and they charge the company if they don't give them back when they make the next delivery.

Really though, just go around and drive behind businesses. If they are leaning on the dumpster, I think they are good to take. If they are on a loading dock, probably not, so ask.

We just built a chicken coop almost totally from pallets. We only spent $60 on the tin roof and some plywood. Other than that, we used pallets.
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Check with local feed stores. Another good spot would be an actual lumberyard/sawmill. They resell the good ones here but gave away ones that are flawed.
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Awesome! No sawmill in this area but I will try looking for some around dumpsters. Thanks for the suggestions ladies!
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Re: Pallets!!

My DH works around pallets all the time and says you just need to find a spot that uses a lot of pallets and ask. Worst they can do is say no and some will even let you take a couple if there not supposed to. Anywhere you see semi trucks is a good place to look.
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Re: Pallets!!

I saw a bunch at Lowe's yesterday so I would ask there. Even if they say no, they may know where you can get them. You are probably not the first to ask.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #9
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Thanks ladies!!
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Re: Pallets!!

Also, in our area at least, craigslist has them listed all the time!
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