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Wanted: Free or Cheap wooden pallets - July 4, 2016, 08:42 AM

Hey guys,

Know any good spot, preferably in DC, that gives away free pallets or sells them for cheap?

Wife and I just bought a home and would like to dive into some pallet projects for our decor.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I tried craigslist and freecycle.org and didnt have much luck at this moment.


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Hard to find healthy pallets for free: but maybe home depot could have some laying around, or Costco?


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The back of a home depot or lowes is your friend.

Just make sure to wash them throughly and dry first, and wear a mask while sanding.



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If you have access to military bases, the exchange and commissary on Andrews and Pax River have very good pallets for free, just go to customer service and ask first.
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Hard to find healthy pallets for free: but maybe home depot could have some laying around, or Costco?
Home Depot seems to be a lost cause around NE DC. I am going to try Capitol Heights Home Depot soon. I agree that good ones are hard to find nowadays, but we will take bunch of them and piece the good ones together if needed. We have 3600 square feet to cover in this house!! haha

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The back of a home depot or lowes is your friend.

Just make sure to wash them throughly and dry first, and wear a mask while sanding.
Yeah that is the plan - We dont plan on sanding whole lot. Trying to keep the battered look - There will be a lot of staining though. Thanks for the tips!

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If you have access to military bases, the exchange and commissary on Andrews and Pax River have very good pallets for free, just go to customer service and ask first.
Great idea man - I work at Fort Belvoir. I will give their commissary a try this Monday!

Thanks guys for the input!


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Good luck. Sometimes the Commissary gets pallets that need to be returned (usually painted blue or orange) but in my experience, the exchange doesn't.
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OK good to know. I ll give them both a try! Thanks again SailorJack!


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The back of a home depot or lowes is your friend.
Or any big box store.

However, you know these aren't "free" right? The stores either use them to ship back items or have to return them to vendors, etc.


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