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The Pros And Cons Of Wooden Pallets

Since there are so many different DIY projects that involve pallets we thought it could be useful to offer you a more generalized analysis on this subject. As you know, pallets are very versatile and they can be used for lots of different projects. They are indeed wonderful and very resourceful. But where there advantages, there are also disadvantages. So let’s see what the pros and cons of wooden pallets are.

Cons.

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We’ll start with the cons since people almost never seem to take these into consideration, focusing more on the pros. Well, first of all, wooden pallets are a very suitable environment for bacteria. So you might want to think twice before using a pallet to make a food container, a table or a countertop. Pallets can allow the growth of E coli and salmonella bacteria so keep this in mind before you start a project that involves these elements.


Besides bacteria, wooden pallets can also develop fungus if they are kept dump for longer periods. So make sure they are dry at all times. In addition, pallets can also be quite difficult to clean.

Pros.

Of course, there are many advantages that also come with using wooden pallets. First of all, they are extremely cheap. You can even get them for free. Also, they are strong and durable and very versatile. After all, they are used to keep all sorts of materials and contents so they are very reliable. Pallets are also easily accessible and this means you can find them almost anywhere. And in case they get damaged, they can be easily repaired.

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There is also another major advantage: pallets can be recycled. You can also repurpose them and use them for so many wonderful projects. You just need to be creative. And in case you need some help or inspiration, we have already put at your disposal many articles featuring DIY projects that focus specifically on reusing wooden pallets. All you have to do is check them out and then come up with your own ideas or versions for the projects.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on April 19, 2013

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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