So you’ve got an idea what you want to create out of a pallet or two. You have all the necessary tools, but you don’t know where to start. Well, here I want to show you how to disassemble a pallet if you ever need to.
There are many ways of doing it. Some use special tools design for the purpose. I’ve found that the 4 I’m going to tell you about are more than enough.
- Using a crowbar and a hammer
- Using a circular saw
- Using a Sawzall
- A mix of the 4 above
It’s a shame I didn’t do the research before taking my first pallet apart hehe :) But I couldn’t wait to start on with my first project that it just didn’t cross my mind. It took me and my brother good 40 minutes to do it using a crowbar, a hammer, and some elbow grease :)
But I don’t have any electric saw yet so we had to learn the hard way :) The only downside was that I’ve lost some of the planks because the nails were glued(?) as well as threaded so the planks were very difficult to pry off. So next time I’ll move to Sawzall. I wouldn’t be surprised if that was my wedding anniversary gift this year :)
Any other easy ideas on how to take a pallet apart?? All ideas are very welcome. Below you can find a short video I’ve found very helpful.
Kasia is an owner of Wooden Pallet Projects Toolbox. She’s a DIY and upcycling enthusiast. If she’s not painting, sanding or drilling she’s writing about power tools or tips for DIY and pallet projects that make the creative process easier and more fun!