How To Prepare Pallet Wood
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Take apart the pallet Pry off the cross boards using a flat bar and rubber mallet.The goal is to remove the deck boards without pulling the nail heads through them.Most pallets are made with spiral shank nails, which are meant to stay put.
So work carefully, trying not to damage or split the deck boards.Hammer out nails Back the nails out with a hammer and then pull them using the claw or pliers.Carefully inspect to make sure all the nails and nail heads are removed so they don't damage your cutting tools.
A rare earth magnet helps locate hidden nails.If you find any, remove them with a rubber mallet and punch.Clean the boards Pallet wood is typically dirty.To protect your jointer and planer knives, clean any dirt and grit off the boards using a wire brush.
Flatten one face Draw pencil lines across the concave face of the boards and flatten that face on the jointer.When the lines are gone, you're done.Straighten one edge With the flattened face against the jointer's fence, straighten the concave edge (if there is one).
Plane to thickness Draw pencil lines across the other, non-flattened face and plane the boards until the lines are gone.The deck board thicknesses will vary, particularly after flattening the first face.
You can leave them different thicknesses or plane them all to the same thickness.Rip and crosscut Rip the boards to width on the table saw with the straightened edge against the fence.Cut off one of the ragged ends on the miter saw and crosscut the other end to length...