decking

evening all . anyone ever made  a decking floor from pallets , daughter has  a new home, and wants me to have  a go  at this . first of a long list image

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  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Decking floor ? is this inside or out.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    If it is outside, I would have thought that you would need pressure treated timber or it will rot quickly.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,156

    outside . thanks  artjak . . not sure where she got the idea of pallets .image

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    I've used them in the past but they only last a couple of years even when treated, then they start to crumble. A waste of time and enery unless it's for allotment purposes, which mine is. Nah, buy the good stuff...leave it a few more weeks and it'll be in the sales.

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,156

    shes  renting . for a few years ... ermimage

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493

    You can do it - but make sure to hire a sander to get rid of splinters and to make it looks more attractive. I did it and it worked a treat. When it started to show signs of wear I sanded them down again, treated and coved with decking boards (so saved on timber).

  • archiepemarchiepem Posts: 1,156

    got a sander . grinder .etc . thanks blairs . the asda pricejob could be  on . beer anyone image

  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    If it's just a rented place, then yeh it might a good idea. The problem is finding good strong pallets, those can be a bit thin on the ground.

  • If it rots it could be dangerous? Not just a visual thing.

  • Tropical SamTropical Sam Posts: 1,493
    Woodgreen wonderboy wrote (see)

    If it rots it could be dangerous? Not just a visual thing.

    All wood rots with time. Pallet wood tends to be very strong and heat treated.

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