Wooden Pallets Help Organize Your Storage Space

Wooden Pallets Help Organize Your Storage Space

Your business probably has a large storage space that holds all the items you ship or store for your customers. You want to be sure that you have a simple way of handling all your storage, and you can use wooden pallets to get what you want. It just makes a lot more sense for you to use these than it does to try to stack everything up on your own.

There are a lot of people who have wooden pallets that they use in their warehouse, and you need to be sure that you have gotten pallets that will help you stack until you need to label and start again. The stacking is very easy because the pallets are so strong, and then you can use the pallets to set up the warehouse any way you want. It is very easy to do this, and you can use a forklift to set several of them on top of each other as you like.

You also need to remember that you can purchase as many of these when you want them. Getting them in bulk gives you a chance to have spares when you are working on your storage, and you have to be sure that you bought them in the right size. The standard pallet is very easy to manage, but you can get smaller and larger ones that will work for your warehouse. Some warehouses are going to need different sizes of pallets, and that is why you need to keep buying until you have found what you need.

The next best thing for you to do is to make sure that you are going to have extras when you need them. The wooden pallets will help you keep your warehouse tidy, clean and organized when you are searching for something.

Mother From Green Bay Sells American Flags Made From Wooden Pallets

A Mother From Green Bay Sells American Flags Made From Wooden Pallets to Attend Son’s Graduation

A mother from Green Bay has been making decorative American flags out of wooden pallets.

She wants to attend her son’s graduation from Army basic training, and she’s saving the proceeds from the sales of these decorative American flag wooden pallets to travel to Georgia.

Jennifer Chaudoir, the mother from Green Bay said, “I am so proud of my son.”

“We miss him so much and we hope to see him soon,” she continued.

Jennifer was really saddened when his son, John, left for boot camp in February.

Jennifer is self-employed and her family has no other source of income. It really became hard on her when she got sick. She became unemployed for the months that followed.

She and her children wanted to attend their sons’ graduation but they didn’t know where they would get the money for travel.

They have a minivan, but travelling for more than 1,000 miles will take them almost a day to reach their destination. And they certainly will need money for gasoline, food and other basic necessities.

“It will take us 1,000 miles or more to reach Fort Benning in Georgia,” she said, “And travel time may take us at least 16 hours.”

But Jennifer and her children are determined to attend John’s graduation on July 6 this year. And they are prepared to do anything to see John on his graduation.

Unemployed and faced with unpaid house rents and bills, she came up with a brilliant idea on how to raise the needed funds.

“May prayers were answered,” she said. And she came up with the idea to sell decorative American flags made from wooden pallets. She is confident that donors will rally behind
the cause of her fundraising.

Armed with her fundraising idea, the family started decorating wooden pallets using spray paint and turning them into decorative American Flags.

Jennifer said that if they could sell at least 10 of these decorative American flag pallets, they can save enough money to attend their son’s graduation.

How to Beat the Heat this Summer 2016

How to Beat the Heat this Summer 2016

Each summer thousands attempt to find new ways to beat the summer heat. A University of Leeds student, 21 year-old Tom Almond, found a relatively easy and inexpensive way to do so. He decided to build his own pool. After seeing that a Spanish man had built something similar on Facebook, Tom endeavored to do the same.

So you decide to build your own pool, how do you go about doing this on a student budget? Mr. Almond, with a modest budget of $30, purchased wooden pallets, metal brackets and tarpaulin and with three weeks of hard work he completed his DIY pool.

So what do you do when you build your own pool and you’re a college student? Of course you invite all of your closest friends. Mr. Almond hosted a party and invited over 40 people. The pool can hold up to six adults. However, before the party became an epic party, the sun gave way to bad weather and so the party goers filled the pool with hot water, problem solved. Not only was the party a success, but they even had a singer perform for the crowd.

So what do you do with a DIY pool after hosting a huge party? Mr. Almond decided after the party he would sell his wood pallet pool. His asking price, a mere $30. Of course you will need to come pick it up yourself, un-assembled. Mr. Almond is offering to provide a step-by-step guide of how to rebuild it, free of charge of course.

So the next time you decide to beat the heat, remember the DIY approach. Some wooden pallets, metal brackets, tarpaulin, 40 of your closest friends, a few beers and you have yourself a DIY pool party. Just make sure and plan it when the weather is good!

Best of luck!

-Pasadena Skid & Pallets Team

Pallets and Vertical Gardens

Pallets and Vertical Gardens

Have you been looking for something creative to do with your yard? You can have a garden anywhere even if it is a small yard or if the only space you have is a patio. For a very low cost, you can turn a pallet into a vertical garden.

First you need to gather your supplies. You will need a wooden pallet, landscape fabric, potting soil, and plants. You may need sandpaper, hammer, nails, a staple gun, and staples. You can find wooden pallets for a low cost and possibly even free. Anywhere that has a warehouse or boxes has lots of pallets. Keep an eye out for reclaimed pallets in decent condition. You do not want any wood that harbors bugs or may have mold growing on it. In general, pallets will have rough edges but if you find one in good enough shape you may not have as much work to do later.

Next, you will have to clean your pallet. Some wooden pallets may have toxins or pesticides on them. In the United States, the symbol HT means heat treated. This pallet is safe to use. If a pallet has been marked MB, it was treated with a preservative and pesticide called Methyl Bromide. You will want to wash this pallet with bleach to be safe.

Prepare the pallet by removing any loose nails and sanding down scratchy edges. Once you have your pallet in the shape you like, staple landscape fabric to the back of the pallet. The back is the side you will be standing against a wall. This will prevent soil or vegetation from falling out. Fill the open side up with dirt and about six plants in each trench. Let the dirt settle, wait a few weeks before standing the garden upright.

Tropical Pallets Crucial For Transportation Of Goods

Tropical Pallets Crucial For Transportation Of Goods

The world relies on pallets for the transportation of goods. The items are rather straight forward and, often times, people don’t pay too much attention to the pallets. After all, it is often inexpensive wood constructed together in order to hold shipping containers steady and to make sure it is not touching the ground (in order to avoid dampness, should moisture and water be present). Once a shipment is complete, the pallets are discarded and, almost always, just left in stacks behind a place of business receiving the goods. This is just a waste of good, quality material sitting around, waiting to be used. It is also how Tropical Pallets out of Miami had made a business out of collecting these pallets and refurbishing the material in order to help not only recycle the wood, but return the pallets to use. It is a method that has created jobs in the southern Florida hotbed for shipping while also helping able to prevent tens of thousands of pounds of discarded wood end up in landfills or even out in the ocean.

The owners of Tropical Pallets saw the potential to break into the shipping industry when noticing all of the shipping recipient companies storing the pallets on the exterior of their buildings. When asked what these pallets would end up, recipients would say they would either allow individuals to pick up and use what they needed, or they would just go and discard the wood in the recycling or trash. Typically though, these pallets would just sit out, exposed to the elements and deteriorate.

Tropical Pallets saw the potential to take trash and transform it into something worth while for the shipping industry. Now, it is recycling pallets and helping companies save money while shipping the goods to locations around the world.

Break Down A Pallet In No Time

Break Down A Pallet In No Time

Pallets can be used for so many different crafts. From the construction to the wood, there is limitless potential when it comes to these items. Of course, you might not want to use the pallets for anything in particular. Maybe you just want to break it down and ditch the large stack of wood you have collecting. Whatever your reasoning or what you want to do with it in the end, it is possible to break down the pallet in no time.

First of all, if you are planning on using the pallet for crafts, make sure to select the cleanest one. If there is one with cleaner, newer looking wood, that is the one to go with. It means it has sustained less water damage with reduced stress placed on it.

Next, grab a reciprocating saw. This is a handheld power tool with an extended saw blade a few inches long. Make sure you have a blade designed to cut not only wood, but metal. You’ll be cutting through nails, so it needs to have some resistance qualities to it. Once you have the saw, set the pallet up so it is standing straight up. Now, position your saw between the planks and the body of the pallet. Cut through the nails while following the gab between the wood until you have removed all of the planks. The sides will fall away easily once you’ve cut through the nails. This just leaves the center piece of wood.

Cut the nails you can reach with the blade, then switch to your crowbar and hammer. Slide the crowbar under the planks you are unable to saw through the nails with. Hammer the crowbar under the plank and lift. This should pop the wood off. Repeat this with the rest of the planks.

Pallets For The Home and Garden

Pallets For The Home and Garden

Pallets were once considered trash. But as they often say, “one mans trash is another mans treasure”. A new trend of “pallet people” have become all the rave. They are continuously seeking pallets for craft and home decor projects. Some of the many innovative things people were up-cycling the pallets for were, wood tables, couches, shelves, patio furniture, bed frames,spice racks, cabinets, and even tiny houses. The possibilities have become endless.

Carrie Martinez of K&S Pallets of Fort Wayne states that many of these up-cycles are a great way to market the company who manufactures shipping skids from pallets. Beckly Lamb the author of “Crafting with Wood Pallets” states that many pallet designs are created from brand new wood and not dilapidated ones that usually end up in the dump. Her love for this art happened several years ago when she realized that there was all this free wood that was going to end up in a landfill. She was motivated to find as many as she could get her hands on and begin creating.

There is an incredible variety of wood. Pallets are not just made from one kind. You can tap into hickory, oak and soft cedar. You can transform them by sanding them, painting or staining them. The choice is yours. As with most projects your best bet is to pull the pallets apart and take the reclaimed wood. But many also take the time to make precision cuts and using them as is, depending on what they are making.

There are some warnings for the “Pallet People” always make sure that you choose pallets that have not been treated with any chemicals. Many are treated with heat. To distinguish what kind of pallet you are choosing, your best bet is to look for an IPPC label. This label shows that they were heat treated and are in compliance with the International Plant Protection Convention. If you do not see one, that doesn’t mean it has been chemically treated so your best bet is to check with the facility or supplier you are acquiring them from.

Pallets for Emergency Floors

Pallets for Emergency Floors

Refugee camps don’t have a lot of positives to offer, but there are a ton of shipping pallets laying around that are of some value. They currently don’t see much action and often end up in the trash.

In order to make some use of them social entities are using the pallets to build floors for shelters that hold people needing it. Refugees are still using unsanitary dirt floors that cause diseases to all kinds of different individuals.

With many more refugees living in camps, the aid officials can’t afford to take care of all individuals. Pallets that have not been used before can certainly make use now. The emergency floors can put plastic tiles over the pallets so that they fit perfectly. The raised floors keep the shelters sanitary and warmer during the colder climates. The shipping is already taken care of as the pallets are already on site.

Scott Austin Key, founder of Good Works Studio, has been fixing the issues over the years by creating a new setup. He is looking to solve this pallet problem without having to throw in a ton of money. The new flooring systems are a must at these refugee camps. The tarps or tents being used will easily tare during bad storms or other dangerous conditions. The long lasting flooring can work towards earning the money back over time.

Most governments are not going to allow the concrete finishes place in the more luxurious camps. Most of the refugee camps are living through tough climates with bad results.

The new tested emergency floor plans are still pending approval from governments. There are some surveys going out right now that take into consideration the health of refugees, how the individuals feel about the new plan, and the design looks.

They are continuing to expand the emergency floor operations and are planning to serve over a billion people in the near future.

Utilizing Wooden Pallets

Utilizing Wooden Pallets

Many people think that older wooden pallets are worthless and are something that should simply be thrown away, but the reality is that wooden pallets can be a gold mine for some individuals, especially those that make furniture out of discarded wooden pallets. Most people think that the wooden pallets they see out behind stores are trash and made out of low quality pine wood, but there are pallets that are just lying around for the taking, which are made out of high quality woods, such as hickory, oak, and cherry. These pallets can be taken and broken down and then converted into all sorts of pieces of furniture, which is a huge money saver. In fact some people even make a business out of recycling wooden pallets and making furniture out of them, although most people do it for personal use.
These types of pallets are very easy to locate and in fact, most large stores utilize large amounts of pallets and often time’s you can pick them up for free. You can ask the stores whether the pallets can be taken or not, as a lot of the stores simply throw them away when they are done with them. Many stores are more than happy to let people that want to take these pallets have them, but it is important that you check with the stores first, as you do not want to be caught and accused of stealing the stores wooden pallets.

There are all sorts of things that can be constructed with these pallets, as some people simply make coffee tables or benches out of them, which is a fairly easy process, although some people use wooden pallets for much bigger products. There is no doubt that wooden pallets can be a great find, so if you are looking at building something in the near future, rather than purchasing expensive wood, you may want to look around for some wooden pallets for free.

12 Pallet Perfect Projects

12 Pallet Perfect Projects

Wooden pallets are an exceptionally versatile and cheap tool to use in design, decorating, or even construction. With the market the way that it is, people are looking to save money where ever they can while still being able to show who they are stylistically. Wooden pallets help them do this with just a little time on the part of the do-it-yourself mentality person. You do not even need to be very stylish to use these versatile products considering that Pinterest has many wonderful projects at the click button.

For the gardener, you can make many things to help with storage, gardening in small spaces, and even for your compost. Any good gardener knows that the best soil is made at home without the use of pesticides and additives that can be found in store-bought potting soil and garden soil. Why not make your own compost with just a few wooden pallets? Use one pallet for the bottom and attach upright pallets on the sides for your easy-to-make compost bin. The slats on the sides even provide air circulation to help with the composting process.

Next you can set up your rack for all of your long-handled tools. Just screw a wooden pallet onto the wall that you are going to use for storage and insert your garden tools into the holes in the top. Wooden pallets also are great for gardening in small spaces. Whether you only have a wall for a vertical planter or you want to lay out the pallets on the ground outside, pallets make great planters. If you use a pallet for a vertical planter, make sure you add a bottom shelf to each rung so that it holds in the soil.

Wooden pallets can be used for all different kinds of furniture as well. To make a sofa, just put pallets end to end in the shape of the space that you are using. Screw the pallets together, add more pallets for the backrest, and add cushions. I have seen this done many times and it looks stunning. While you’re sitting on your new patio furniture, think about how nice it would be to have a tree swing. All it takes to make that swing is to attach some eye hooks to the corners of the pallet, run rope through the eye hooks, and tie it up on a tree branch.

Now that the kids and yourself are taken care of, you could make a pet bed for your dog using pallets. Cut out the center of the pallets to the size of the dog bed and set the bed in the center. You can now finish off your yard with a brand new fence! This can be done with the ever-trusty pallet as well. You can attach the pallets to posts that sunk into the ground just like any pressure-treated wood or attach them to your garage or house.

Inside, there are many projects to use wooden pallets to build as well. You can stack them next to each other in your bedroom as a cheap and easy bed base. In the kitchen, you can hang a pallet from the ceiling for a contemporary pot rack or cut out holes in the top of the pallet for a cool wine rack. In the dining room, hang a pallet or two from the ceiling to table height for a dynamic drop down dining table. Lastly, take some pallets and turn them into artwork and signage to decorate your house.