In the world of DIY and Making, there's an unending debate over whether woodworkers should be using pallet wood. Some of it is great, some of it is hazardous, and some is straight up poisonous. It's generally free or really cheap, requires some serious refining, and it has never been so popular. There in lies the rub.

Like everything else in life, when something becomes popular, it gets haters. In this case, there's a lot of creative DIY'ers learning how to work with wood through pallets, so pallet projects are everywhere. From just stacking raw pallets for outdoor furniture, to epic projects like this.

Pallets are everywhere. It'd be a great way to start learning a new craft if you're into it. Just a heads up, don't ever buy pallets. Looking around on Facebook and Craigslist, you'll find pallets priced from a few dollars and up. Don't be a sucker. Pallets get tossed around for free, there's no need to pad the wallet of some pallet hoarding loser.

Here's a complete guide on what to look for and avoid in pallets.

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