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THE WAY OF THE PALLET
Thu 3-Jun-10
10:06 pm
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MOS
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I have just posted a reply and it got me thinking about pallets ,its amazing how versatile they are ,our compost heap is made of pallets as is our chicken hut ,we also have a raised cold frame for seedlings that dismantles after the frosts have gone, that is made out of pallets .what would we do without pallets ,let me know what you do with yours,i think the possibilities are endless. MOS.

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Thu 3-Jun-10
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MOS, I totally agree. Pallets can be converted to so many uses.

But . .

Where do you get them?

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Thu 3-Jun-10
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i get mine from the back of B&Q. one of the places i contract to shares a yard with them and they are only too glad to get rid .also a lot of wood floor shops use one time only pallets. so they skip them/ if you ask loads of places just want rid, some are reusable but they are usualy marked with company names MOS,

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Thu 3-Jun-10
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There's a bonfire just down the hill from me that's pretty much all pallets. If someone distracts the spides who're gurading it we could all grab enough pallets to do us Big_Laugh

Here's what it looked like last year (things are much better these days now the council makes the kids keep it all tidy):

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Thu 3-Jun-10
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Thanks for the tip, MOS. Obviously you just have to ask. If an outfit says No, then just keep on asking at every shop down the street.

Crikey Mikey, Shereen - that is a scary size of bonfire - and all those pallets / chicken coops going to waste. Makes me feel like launching a midnight raid!

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Thu 3-Jun-10
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The brick pallets from when we built our new room are doing sterling work.

Raised insulated cold frame/salad bed,raised veg beds ( knee high), insect wall ( stuffed with all sorts of hidey places for insects),stand for the recycling boxes so I can reach them easily without bending...one of the pallets is still working hard as a pallet with a pile of bricks on it. The remains of others are mending the garden bench, mending my neighbour's fence and awaiting use somewhere about the garden/shed as and when required.Oh and one is a shelf for my fuschias.

Several also went to make part of a boundary fence for a local cricket club.

Hurrah for pallets!

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Fri 4-Jun-10
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Tooooo bloomin rite gavna, much maligned beasty is the palletWellDone

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Fri 4-Jun-10
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My compost area is built from pallets  Magic

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Fri 4-Jun-10
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That's some bonfire Shereen, looks like the ramparts of a castle.  I don't own a single one.

I'll try that again!

Fri 4-Jun-10
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TA, you really don't know what you are missing….Roll_Eyes Big_Laugh

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Fri 4-Jun-10
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I really dislike the look of them so I think not! Big_Laugh

I'll try that again!

Fri 4-Jun-10
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My brother made all the staging in our Mum's greenhouse from pallets - they're pretty good, too.

Hubby has a little trailer here in France that he thought he could trail behind the tractor mower to move all the little cobbles (moellons in French) where old walls have fallen. Problem was, the field was not level, and by the time he'd reached his destination the little trolley had deposited its load all over the field. Big_Laugh  Big_Laugh

So, when same brother visited, he saw old pallets in the stable, and decided to do something about the problem - he built up the sides of the trolley, with the pallets. Funny thing, with grandchildren here this week, they found it great as a 'train carriage' - standing room only, of course - being towed around.

TA, I must sort out this photo business - I could show you the children in the trolley, plus the birds of course. Please be patient, I'll get there eventually!  Cheers 

 

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Fri 4-Jun-10
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Oh I would love to see photos of your house and the birds  in France BS and of course your grandchildren.  Come on if I can do you can!!!!!   Big_Hug

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Fri 4-Jun-10
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I got some lovely insulation from a neighbour's skip today- the sort you lay under floors, foil top and bottom and foam inbetween, enough to put down one side of the greenhouse in the winter to stand pots on. I lined my raised cold frame with left-overs of the same stuff from our new room, kept my salads alive all through the winter. I do like useful free stuff.Ok

Brightspark- I still haven't mastered the art of the clickable thumbnail photo either....took me loads of attempts and a certain amount of swearing just to do a link, despite instructions from TA I still can't get it right.Monster

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Sat 5-Jun-10
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ooooow SKIPS Winkmy second favorite source of useful stuff .its amazing what folk chuck out ,like Kate said its useful stuff and would be landfill by now ,not to mention the cost if you had to buy it new ,my lawn mower was in a skip and i asked the lady if i could have it ,she said she couldn't get it going , i put petrol in and second pull it ran ,had it two years now and still going strong ,don't think she knew you have to hold the lever in as you start itDoh MOS.xx

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