Making Barn Quilt Pallets http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/ Making Barn Quilt Pallets Lumber Selection We build our pallets out of decay resistant Western Red Cedar fence boards. http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267801 199267801 Drying The boards are are too wet, so we sun or air dry them before cutting. http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267804 199267804 Cutting Pickets The 6' fence boards are cut into standard length pickets with a chop saw: approximately 21" or 26" or 32". http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267808 199267808 Truing the Edges A fresh edge is cut on both edges http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267811 199267811 Attaching the Back Support Boards Depending of the pallet size, either 2 or 3 Western Cedar furring strips are attached to the pickets with galvanized staples. http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267812 199267812 Pallet Back http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267797 199267797 Sanding the Face The rough sawn boards are machine sanded smooth http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267814 199267814 http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199267798 199267798 http://barnquiltsbychela.webs.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=199268710 199268710