Dismantling wooden pallets can require a lot of effort especially if your project requires a lot of wood. To speed up the dismantling process and save more of the pallet wood, you can build a simple wooden pallet prybar. This is a little more advanced of a project and requires a bit of welding. Follow along as we show you how simple and easy this project is…
Some of the materials and tools you will need are:
- A welding machine
- A wire brush to clean the areas of the tubing before welding together
- A hacksaw or angle grinder with cut off wheel to cut the steel tubing.
- A measuring tape
- 1″ OD square steel tubing, 3/16″ wall thickness, approximately 6′ long
DIY Pallet Pry Bar Step 1
Take the metal tubing and lay it down on the ground. With a pencil, plan, measure and cut your tubing so that you end up with:
- 2 pieces that are 5 1/4″ overall length, with one end cut at 90° and the other cut at 45°
- 1 piece that is 5 1/4″ overall length, with 90° straight ends
- 1 piece, 4′ 8″, one end straight cut and another cut at 15°
Once you have all of the above pieces cut, you need to clean them all up for welding. Take the wire brush and clean all pieces as best you can.
DIY Pallet Pry Bar Step 2
Its time to gather all of the cut pieces and weld them together. Follow the general layout in the pictures below to piece together and weld up the wooden pallet pry bar….
DIY Pallet Pry Bar Step 3
Once all of the pieces are put together, like in the above pictures, its time to put your new wooden pallet pry bar to work! Later on I took my new pallet pry bar and cleaned it up. As you can see from the pictures, I really wanted to put it to work. I went down to the Home Depot and picked up a can of tremclad black spray paint. Never hurts to apply a nice coat of paint to make it all look great!