Our distinctive racks are made from reclaimed wood pallets which come in many sizes. We classify our product sizes as 1 section if the design uses only one channel of the pallet, or 2 section if the design uses both pallet channels which is the full pallet width. Within these classifications, we designate an "R" for Regular and an "L" for Large based on the actual product width as follows.
Regular (1S-R): 18-20"
Large (1S-L): 21-24"
Regular (2S-R): 38-40"
Large (2S-L): 41-48"
Racks are made from reclaimed pallets and most are constructed using wood from a single pallet. As woodworkers, we notice the species we're working with and have found that pallets seem to be constructed opportunistically when it comes to wood species. We've seen everything from oak to poplar, pine and maple. More often then not, we find multiple species on the same pallet. It makes building these reclaimed products very interesting if not challenging.
We rescue used pallets from being wasted at landfills. They are all used, but the variation of wear and tear and age varies wildly. We get almost new pallets to pallets that were discarded because they're broke. We take them all and we always find parts to reclaim. All weak or rotted areas and any bark are removed. In fact, some of the more interesting and desirable racks we've made proudly display their wear and tear. It gives them personality.
Pallet wood is selected by manufacturers for availability and strength, not surface smoothness. Most wood we reclaim from pallets has not been planed and the surface still bears evidence of sawmill blades and feed wheels. It's rough sawn with giant circular blades or coarse band saw blades. Each board tells a story of how it was cut and its years of service. When we sand our racks, we remove any roughness that would cause splinters or snags, and any broke or rotten bits, but we leave the sawmill marks and worn elements that have integrity so you can read the boards too.