One man’s junk is another’s treasure! I am sure you have seen wooden pallets thrown by dumpsters before. These pallets are used to hold massive amounts of supplies, boxes, or heavy things during transport. After the goods arrive there is no longer a use for the pallet. Often times they end up being discarded. These wooden pallets have lots of life left in them. While the wood isn’t lumber yard quality often times. It will still serve a purpose.
My husband has used pallets to create a fence along a garden to keep animals out. He has made dog houses, chicken coops, and used the scrapes of wood for small projects. I have seen furniture made out of wood from a pallets. Recently a new trending ice cream shop opened in my town. They used wood from pallets to create a half wall barrier. It is super cute!
Every piece of wood used from the pallet has saved us from having to go buy new lumber at the lumber yard. Over the years I am sure we have saved thousands of dollars. All by the simple step of stopping when we see a pallet by a dumpster and picking it up. Plus you are helping the environment by reusing the wood.