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A trademan's life

On the back of the mining boom it's finally cool to be a tradie again - and thank goodness because I can't think of anything worse than being a desk jockey! The trick to earning big dollars at the moment isn't having a fancy law degree - it's being good with your hands and able to to fix and maintain any industrial equipment. Everyday is a new challenge in this job, with new problems coming up all the time. You'll never get bored! This site has loads of tips and tricks on maintain common and uncommon industrial and mining equipment.

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3 Tips for Building With Wooden Pallets

One of the largest projects you can do with wooden pallets or used export pallets is building a shed or dwelling. Regardless of the type of building you have in mind for your used wooden pallets, there are some tips and tricks that can help with the building process. These tips can help make the building more comfortable and allow you to add to the integrity of the building. Here are three tips to help you with the building process while using wooden pallets or export pallets.

1. Sealing the Wood 

The first thing to remember when you start building with wooden pallets is that the pallets are often not sealed. They may have certain finishes or paint that helps prevent issues during use. This paint or finish may not be suitable for waterproofing, however. Before you get started have each of the pallets fully waterproofed and sealed. You can use any standard wood waterproofing agent that can be sprayed or painted on. Remember to get all parts of the wood pallet covered to ensure there is no area where water damage could seep in, causing wood rot.

2. Insulation and Pallet Style

When you begin gathering your wood pallets for the project, make sure you are getting pallets that have a platform. You want that platform and spacing so you can install insulation along the pallet formed walls and ceiling. This insulation will help keep out the cold and the extreme heat as well. Once you have your pallets in place, you can use the rolled insulation to simply fill the spaces along your walls. This task can be very difficult if you are using closed pallets that do not have the spacing or planking of traditional warehouse wooden pallets.

3. Break Down Pallets

Have the proper tools on hand to break down some of the pallets. Though most of the pallets are already ready-made to create walls, doors and other aspects of the building project some may need to be broken down. For example, you may want to create shelving inside of the building. For this, you will need to break down the pallet into smaller pieces and use those to create and build your shelves. You need to have a hammer, nails and sanding equipment to make this task easier and to give you the finished wood product you need.

By keeping these three tips in mind, you can create a building that is durable, suitable for your needs and uses recycled wood pallet material. If you are ready to start gathering the supplies for your project, contact your local wooden pallet and export pallet manufacturer. They can create the pallets for you or offer you used pallets at a discount.