Places To Find Pallets
Contact local companies that receive larger inventory items such as an appliance store, garden stores, nurseries and lumber yards. Do a search on craigslist.org using search words "wooden pallets" or "pallets". Drive through the nearest industrial area.
Wood: Approximately one Standard Wood Pallet.
One 1X8 x 24" long pine board (for Base).
Parts/Hardware: Required for assembly and yard display.
Nails - 1 box of finish nails 3/4" to 1" long.
L-Brackets - Three 2-1/2" steel with screws.
Stakes (optional) - Three 1/4" dia. x 12" long steel rods (2 - #YS12).
Clamps (optional) - Six 1/4" dia. (1 pack #YSC3).
Tools: Scroll Saw, Band Saw or Hand held jigsaw (sabre saw) with non-chipping, scrolling blade, Tape Measure, Hammer and/or Nail Gun and screwdriver.
Supplies: Transfer paper (#CARB), pencil & clear tape.
Sand paper - medium & fine grits.
Paint brushes - 2" wide brush.
Exterior Wood Glue - (#GLUETB3).
Paint: The following suggested colors of acrylic paint:
2052 - Kelly Green
2010 - Forest Green
Sealer: High-grade, non-yellowing, semi-gloss UV protected project sealer (#POLYQT) for outdoor protection.