Monday, October 24, 2016

Pallet Buster + A Pallet Stool

Y'all know I love pallets!  

The number one question I get about pallets is, "How do you take them apart?"  And in my book Crafting with Wood Pallets I share how I use a sawzall to cut pallets apart. This method works great when you have two people and if you are okay with the nail heads being left in the wood.
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But, sometimes (ok, often times) I need a pallet disassembled and I am the only one at home.  And sometimes I don't want the nail heads in the wood.  In comes the PALLET BUSTER!

When I was contacted and asked if I wanted to try out the pallet buster and share it with my readers, I said, "YES!!"

I couldn't believe how heavy duty this tool is and how easy it is to use.  I figured out how to use it right away, but there is a video HERE if you need it.   I like to put my foot on the pallet to secure it and keep it steady.
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The pallet comes apart quickly and easily with the pallet buster.  After disassembling it, I removed the nails with a hammer.   In no time I had a nice stack of wood. When I have a fresh stack of pallet wood I am always so inspired to create!
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I have been making some Christmas projects for my 12 Days of Christmas posts (that start November 1st!) with the pallet wood.

I also made a few little step stools like this one.
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This is one of the stools that looks great tucked into a corner of the kitchen and comes in handy when I need to reach the top cupboard shelves. 
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So, when hubby is around and we have a large stack of pallets, we will probably continue to zip through them with the sawzall, BUT when I am working by myself or I need a few quick pallet boards I am thrilled to have the PALLET BUSTER to take them apart!


  1. Oh Becky, the pallet buster went on my wish list. :) Love the stool you made, did you do a tutorial on it?
    Happy creating!
    ~ Christina in FL


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