I’ve been collecting pallet wood all Winter and now my workshop is overflowing with pallet wood.  I’ve broken them down and have taken to storing them in every nook and cranny I can find (or make).  I can’t see my floor and the ceiling of my little 12′ x 12′ barn is FULL!

That said, I now have a nice mix of flat boards in various widths and lengths, 2′ x 4’s, plywood sheets (various grades), and and assortment of hardwoods and softwoods.  Some of it is perfectly rustic and all of it is rough.  I bought a powered hand planer to help tame them down to a nicer finish.  My next purchase will be a Thickness Planer.

Oh! I also picked up a nice, used floor-standing 14″ bandsaw from a nice carpenter on Craigslist.  I paid a great price for it, too!  I can’t wait to put it through it’s paces!

Looking around my barn I had a thought.  With all my tools and all this wood …If I can’t build something… if I can’t build SEVERAL SOMETHINGS I need to give up my hobby!

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