Type of lumber to use on paraffin dipped pallets?
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  1. #1
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    Default Type of lumber to use on paraffin dipped pallets?

    To the guys that dip 4way clip pallets in paraffin and gum rosin,. What type of lumber do you use for the 2x4's and the bottom 1x6's?? Just regular pine work ok?
    AKA BEEMAN800

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    Default Re: Type of lumber to use on paraffin dipped pallets?

    I used treated 2x4's and 5/4 deck boards for the bottoms, I've seen guys say they use treated dog-eared fence boards. 3/4 ply for the top deck
    Hindsight is 20/10, not 20/20...
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    Are you trying to make your own? I made about 40 of my own pallets before realizing it's much easier and cheaper to buy pallets from "used pallet company" in California. Their pallets use good quality used wood and are dipped for $15 a pallet. Don't know how they're able to make them so cheap. Now I just make my own lids and assemble/paint boxes.

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    Default Re: Type of lumber to use on paraffin dipped pallets?

    I make my own, free steel ply is tough to pass up. Just wondering if I can get away with using pine or cedar for the under side. I would think the 250 deg paraffin would cook the green treat out of the treated lumber.

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    Default Re: Type of lumber to use on paraffin dipped pallets?

    Treated boards are still green when they come out of the dip tank. Not sure how much, if any of the wood treatment boils out.
    Hindsight is 20/10, not 20/20...
    After the fact, I always know what didn't work.

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