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Covering the walls of my reloading shed

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  1. kwaynem

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    D1120B83-F934-4F7F-A3E1-EC8EE39451E7.jpeg E04A235A-1873-4B8A-A036-8046D4BCE14E.jpeg My daughter and wife said I should use pallet wood so I gathered up a bunch and started cutting them apart and putting together the jigsaw puzzle we been at it all weekend and let me tell you it’s looking good but holy cow that’s alot of work
     
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    Nice, but I hope its old wood. Some of the stuff they treat that wood with will off-gas and can cause serious health issues
     
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    Looks awesome! Would have went faster with a pneumatic nailer or is that what you used?
     
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    That looks good. My wife always finds stuff on pintrest and asks me if I can do it. There are a couple of times when I was done, I would have rather just paid to have it done.
     
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    Nope a screw gun and sawzall that’s why it’s taking so long
     
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    We checked the stamps and they are all good
     
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    Yea I was gonna say check for stamps on the pallets if its HT your good to go, if no stamp still take caution but should be ok, don't use pallets that has had chemicals shipped on them they could have leaked on the wood. Its also best to let the wood sit in the building to get use to the climate of the shed unless your not worried about shrinkage and haveing gaps when the wood drys out more, or moves from humidty. Another tip, use some thin cheap plywood on the wall then the pallet wood if gaps do form you won't see the insulation plywood would blend it in, and you may even be able to use a brad nail gun and just pop the up with useing screws.

    To help taking pallets aparts and getting the most of the wood, google pallet buster, easy to make and makes taking them apart easier and saving most the wood with out cutting the planks off and loosing alot if the good wood, plus if done right can then pull the nails out of the 2x4 runners and then have good 2x4's for other projects.
     
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    I just cut the ends off with a sawzall and then cut better the 2x4 and the planks and cut the nails off I tried doing it like you said at first but when it got up to upper 90’s I decided that little bit I was loosing by cutting wasn’t that much really lol all the pallets have been heat treated
     
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    You'll want light in there. More than you think. That dark wood may look neat, but it sucks up the light.

    I would recommend priming and painting that wood. Pick a light color, white or light grey, tan, whatever.

    You want a color that reflects the light, not one that absorbs it.
     
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    I want it to be like it is I have good lighting painting it would make all the work for nothing
     
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