Wooden pallets are flat structures made from slabs of wood conjoined together. Generally rectangular or square in shape, the pallets are used for transporting goods from one place to another. A majority of wooden pallets are designed in such a way so as to enable their lifting by a forklift, pallet jack, front loader and even a crane. Small sized wooden pallets can also be easily moved from one place to another just by bare hands, with their ergonomic design aiding in handling.
Wooden pallets are widely used across various sectors to transport goods such as fruits and other eatables, machinery, etc. Also, the increasing trend of containerization in the transport sector has resulted in an increase in pallets' usage owing to the containers having smooth and level surfaces that enable easy pallet movement.
Wooden pallets can drastically reduce handling and storage costs along with a considerable decrease in downtime's, thus increasing overall efficiency in material handling and allied sectors. The pallets are available in various dimensions and specifications at affordable costs.
The Three Major Types of Wooden Pallets are:
Perimeter base pallets
Application Areas of Wooden Pallets
Motorcycle/auto body shops
Material handling industry
Some Innovative Uses of Wooden Pallets
It's common knowledge that wooden pallets are widely used for transporting various types of goods. However, with little imagination, some quirky and out of the box uses of wooden pallets are also possible. Some such uses are,
Wooden pallets can also be used as furniture pieces and in different pallet crafts.
These pallets are sometimes also used as skateboarding obstacles and also as barricades in various sports such as paintball.
Although very rare, but wooden pallets have been used to create acoustic guitars.
Wooden pallets at least in one instance have been used to create transitional homes for refugees.
Two or more wooden pallets can be creatively joined to each other for making benches in homes, public places etc.