Making Your Pallets Stronger

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 4, 2021 9:15:00 AM

When packaging durable goods or loading bulk supplies onto pallets, the last thing anyone wants is a pallet that can’t stand up to the job. Yet, most people who work with pallets regularly have experienced pallet failure. There are really only two components to a pallet: The lumber and the fasteners. Where fasteners are concerned, you can easily eliminate problems by choosing SCRAIL®, a BECK brand. Due to its aggressive thread design, SCRAIL® Nail Screw Fasteners have maximum holding power—so your pallets will stay strong. When it comes to the lumber, it’s all about wood selection. Let’s explore how to give your pallets the strength they need to hold up under any job.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, pallets, crating




Safety First When Harvesting Pallet Wood

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 16, 2021 9:15:00 AM

If you’re a builder, then you probably have a collection of shipping pallets and crates taking up space somewhere in your warehouse or staging area. They come with many of the products you use regularly, like bags of concrete, cement blocks, construction materials and so on. Have you ever thought about what you are going to do with all of them? The wood can be harvested for reuse in a variety of ways. You can create a compost holder, or harvest the wood and sell it for a low price to hobbyists who love the rustic look of pallet wood for many different projects.


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Topics: Crate Building, Scrail Fasteners, pallets




Tips to Ensure Your Pallets Can Keep Delivering

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Dec 12, 2020 9:48:00 AM

Wood pallets are workhorses that constantly carry heavy loads. It’s the goal of every business that uses pallets to extend their life as much as possible, because, of course, a longer lifespan means less money spent on pallets. There are several ways to extend a pallet’s life so you can get the most out of it.


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Topics: Crate Building, pallets




Pallet Deconstruction: The Right Way to Break Down and Dispose of a Pallet

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 14, 2020 11:07:00 AM

Pallets are used to stack, store, protect and move items, in a stable way, that are transported using equipment like forklifts and pallet jacks. Most pallets are made of wood, but there is also plastic, steel, paper, and composite options depending upon use. There is no “standard size” of pallets and the dimensions vary widely, especially internationally. They do tend to be reusable which is a cost-saver. However, if you work with a lot of pallets, they may end up taking up a lot of space and you will want to dispose of them.


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Topics: Crate Fasteners, pallets




Pallet Shipping 101 – How to Prepare and Pack Your Pallet

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 27, 2020 12:50:11 PM

Are you looking to ship something large in the near future that will require a pallet?  Pallet shipping takes a special level of care beyond your average package. Knowing how to pack your contents and then load them onto your pallet for pickup is critical. Before the forklift shows up to whisk your pallet off, follow these tips to ensure it reaches its destination in the same condition it left your care.


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Topics: pallets, crating




Sustainable Living: 7 Steps to Building a Compost Holder with Pallets

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 16, 2017 2:13:31 PM

Gardening has always been a treasured pastime among Americans. We try to reduce our impact on the environment, locally sourcing produce and flowers has become more popular. If “farm-to-table” fresh appeals to you, then “garden-to-table” sounds even better. If you want to grow strong and healthy plants, one of the biggest keys is nutrient-rich compost. Here are the steps to build your own compost holder.


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Topics: Construction Fasteners, pallets, SCRAIL KM





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