My last job, before I retired, was at a vinyl siding company owned by a friend of mine. It was during the downturn in the US economy and sales were slow. When I had free time I took shipping pallets apart, cleaned out the nails and dressed the oak boards on our table saw. I made the rocker for my friend, Mr. Ed, who drove our pickup truck. Using the old antique rocker as a pattern, I cut the oak boards to match. It turned out really great. The swing below was done the same way. I made three of them in all. Over the years we made a variety of things, some of which I am still using every day!
Oak shipping pallets
Dressed smooth, cut to size, finished
Built three swings and a rocker
Joy for builder and owner
Photos: Dwight L. Roth & Dan Niece