How to Take Apart Wood Pallets

You may be reading this post after spending hours trying to pry apart wood pallets. If you’re feeling frustrated I feel for you, I’ve been there, and there’s an easier way to take apart pallets.

There are actually several ways and I’ll share them with you in order of my preference of doing them.

1. A skill saw / sawzaw along with hammer and crowbar.

Taking apart wooden pallets this way involves cutting off two sides of the pallet, then simply hammering a crowbar into the middle section of nails until they simply break. This is my personal favorite way to remove wooden planks from the pallet. The only problem with this is that the underside of the boar d may have a few nails still sticking out. You can either pound them nails out, or leave them in, for a more rugged look.

Watch how I dismantle a pallet below:

2. A brick and concrete block.
I saw this video on youtube which simply uses weight and leverage. It seems like it could work, but would take a bit longer than other ways. It’s on option if all you have is stones laying around.

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