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September 13, 2010

Pallet Craft Update

by Cait

In the wake of this weekend’s football, new baby cuteness and DIY Fail I am stopping in this morning with a quick update about the stack of pallets in our yard.  And because I am evil I’m not going to reveal exactly what we’re doing with the pallets, but they do have something to do with the guest room.

Last week we went to Lowe’s and bought an air compressor and brad nailer kit, thinking that we could surely break down the pallets quickly and with this new toy in hand the actual pallet-crafting portion would be no problem.

Well, the breaking the pallets down part didn’t go quite as well as we were hoping, even though we followed the advice of Katie over at Bower Power.  I think this is because we were using an 18v battery-powered sawzall (it’s all we had!) instead of a corded one like Jeremy probably used and the pallets we have are probably a lot older than what they had.  So Robert went back to Lowe’s and bought a big-ass crowbar (yes, that’s a technical term, kind of like a BFH. …what, you don’t know what a BFH is? no worries, you’re not missing much), which he quickly determined is probably going to work better for him for this task (possibly combined with borrowing his dad’s corded sawzall).

That’s all I have to say this morning, but we’re hoping that Plan D with the liquor cabinet paper works, so I have something slightly more exciting to post about tomorrow.  Hopefully everyone is still on an opening weekend football high like I am!