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taking the pallets apart was a pain in the butt. Thank goodness for advil. I just kept telling myself "they were free!"great job...i have a bunch of pallets on the side of my house i've started taking apart....what a pain in the butt that is..
Hopefully i have enough for a mib and a coffin.
I have a few rough ones but I thought I needed to build it out some sturdy wood and "age" it with paint, stain & moss. I was afraid that it would fall apart if the wood was too old. There is still a lot of work to do on it but at least I have the basic shape. Next is to "age" then animate. I'll Post more pics as the process goes on and a video once it's animated.Oh man I am looking for some rough old ones. All I can fin are the new nice ones. I like the old ones because they don't need to be aged. They can make some really cool old looking stuff if you find some well worn pallets.
I had some boards that didn't make it (casualties) but I was able to get enough wood for the build. I wish I had thought about the saw but thinking back I'm not sure that would have worked for me. I just kept at it with the hammer and screw drivers and sweat. The best part was that I Just went nuts and built it all in one day. I only get 1 day off a week. Next week maybe I'll Paint & stain it.I used to just bang the boards off with a hammer. This was loud and broke some of the boards. Then I tried this great little nail puller. I use the claw end to bang in under the boards. I line it up under the nails and then pry them up from under the nails. I can take apart a pallet in a half hour and not break any boards.
Hope this will help.
I an sooooo jealous! I had to piece mine together. You rock on with that coffin!HUGE SCORE FOR ME!!!
I was peeking in a construction dumpster and found a 80" x 66" pallet...the long boards are the 80" ones. I'm thinking about building an old-school rectangular box coffin to take advantage of the length. There should be enough there to make the sides and the top.
I also have the inside marked A to A, B to B etc so i would remember how to put it back together from year to year. I tend to be a dork and forget those things...I like to see that you considered storage and taking it apart, I build all my props keeping storage and being modular in mind. I'm surprised that I haven't heard of anyone using old barn board for their coffins, with so many old ruin barns around, just ask them to support your cause. I've posted a picture of my half coffin made of barn board and it disassembles for easy storage.