Sunday, May 18, 2014

I'm calling BS...

We've all seen the multitude of cool project that people create with a few hours and found lumber from discarded wood pallets.  They look great and seem to be cheap and easy.

Pallet inspiration is endless. Here are some of the ideas that I've pinned.

Cheap. Easy. Awesome looking. Of course I wanted to make one.

Mr. M. said it was a bad idea.  He said that pallet wood is crap and that I'd never be able to dismantle one without breaking it.  But when a pallet magically appeared along with a delivery of something Mr. M. ordered, I claimed that baby as mine with the quickness. 

Because I knew better, of course.  After all, I had watched a Youtube video tutorial.
I was practically an expert.

Wrong. So wrong.

Getting that stupid pallet apart became the bane of my existence.  Blood, sweat and tears, I tell you. Eventually I did get three boards loose, and I DID use them (and the project does look awesome)......but the hours it took to get a few-bucks-worth of wood was SOOO not worth it to me.

So, unless there some pallet-dismantling-secret out there that I'm missing, I'm calling BS on the whole pallet wood craze.....
Just. Not. Worth. It.

Have you successfully (and easily) used pallet wood?  Am I missing something?!

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  1. This post is hilarious! Can't wait to see what you made. :)

    1. Hahaha. Well, enjoy it when I post it!! It will never happen again ;)

  2. show us what you made from those 3 boards you got loose!

  3. I feel like I saw a easy way somewhere... prolly on pinterest hahaha! Can't wait to see what you made ;)

  4. We love to make stuff from pallets. We make shelves and sell them. :)