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This is a lot more time consuming than I would have ever thought, if this is something you want to do, start with one pallet, not what I did, fill an entire trailer with them

Get your pallets home, be more selective as to which ones you take, not like what I did, now I'm stuck with a bunch of bad wood

Get your pallets home, be more selective as to which ones you take, not like what I did, now I'm stuck with a bunch of bad wood

I tried a few different ways, on the Internet I've seen people just pry them apart, which was way too hard, the other method was to use a reciprocating saw and cut the nails. That didn't work well

I ended up using a circular saw and cutting the ends of both sides off

I ended up using a circular saw and cutting the ends of both sides off

It was easier to knock these pieces off once apart

It was easier to knock these pieces off once apart

This is what I'm left with

This is what I'm left with

Mallet and a pry bar and they come out with the nails

Mallet and a pry bar and they come out with the nails

Nails up on all the removed boards, then used a hammed to drive them backwards through

Nails up on all the removed boards, then used a hammed to drive them backwards through

Then could pry them out easily

Then could pry them out easily

This is what I'm left with after about 5 pallets, took about 2 hours to get to this point, with all of the nails removed, now on to the projects

This is what I'm left with after about 5 pallets, took about 2 hours to get to this point, with all of the nails removed, now on to the projects

  • Hammer
  • Rubber mallet
  • Safety glasses
  • Pallet
  • Circular saw
  • Prybar