Anne Miller wrote:If someone has access to lots of free pallets, they could be taken apart then nailed or screwed together, staggering them might make them longer. Like a 2" x 4".
you would be hard pressed to cleanly separate one pallet, remove the nails, lay it up and screw it together in a 2x4 format in under one hour. A factory 2x4 costs around $2. When you factor in those screws you are working at pallet wood for an equivalent of $1.50 an hour. You would be better off getting a bad temporary job for $4 an hour and buying twice as many 2x4's per hour than you could make yourself. I agree generally with upcycling pallets and I have a stack that I use wood from myself but sometimes they are not the best choice. When it comes to making eight foot long weight supporting columns, I don't think they are appropriate. If you find a shipping crate or specialized pallet with long pieces of solid wood, well that would be another story.
Anne Miller wrote:.. If you have time but not money, well then ..
Regan Dixon wrote:
I think a sod building like the early settlers lived in, would be interesting. Not sure of the environmental impact of tearing up the sod. Is it deep, and does it heal quickly?