Storing my Pallet Wood Planks

Storing my Pallet Wood Planks

Thanks to my friends and other people my stock of pallet wood planks is growing steadily and they need to be stored somewhere dry. So it was time for a bit of re-organisation in the workshop, starting with the old log stores on the back wall.

The idea was to fit old scaffolding boards across the top of that space so that the planks could be stacked on them. While leaving enough space underneath for my power tools workbench to be wheeled in and out when it's needed.

Here are before and after pictures so you get the gist of what I mean:

Before:

the old log store before being modified

After

the old log store after being modified to store pallet wood planks

This wasn't to much of a job to achieve once I had cut out the red pallet from the bottom where the workbench lives now. Also put in a couple of posts to support the middle of the scaffold boards as there is quite a bit of weight on there now.

Problem is that now I need even more space to store these pallet planks as I have lots of pallets to break down. The storage rack above the workbench is full as you can see, there are over 200 pallet wood planks up there.

lots of pallets to be broken down

So far I have stripped 8 of the pallets shown above and they have yielded a lot of planks as you can see below:

more pallet wood planks to be stored

My only option now is to start ultilising the outside log stores which are available because we are not going to be burning logs much more.

pallet wood planks stored in outside log stores

However, using these old log stores has given me another small project, I now need to make some sort of doors to go on the front to keep the pallet wood planks dry.

I have a system in place, any planks stored inside the workshop on the racks has been thoroughly de-nailed and is ready for use. Any that is stored outside hasn't been de-nailed, it's a simple system, but one that I hope I can't mess up!

So there you have it, my solution for storing my pallet wood planks, hope you found it useful and maybe it gave you a few ideas.

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