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How to reclaim pallets

Brodey Carpenter

...That being said, using reclaimed pallet wood is not a cheap cop out of a material, sure the pallet itself is cheap or free, but the labor cost that goes into reclaiming the wood is quite high.

Here are a couple of tips that will ease the process of reclaimming hardwood pallets for building materials. 
Step 1- when searching for a pallet look for hardwood pallets. For they are worth your time to suffer for.