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Pallet Construction

  

Top Decks
Top decks of a pallet can consist of variable width boards, or evenly spaced boards. They can also be joined or spaced out, depending upon the purpose and intended use of the pallet.


Pallet
Spaced out top deck

Pallet
Joined deck with variable width boards

Pallet
Joined deck with same width boards
 

Types of Block Pallets
Pallets are commonly made by placing blocks inbetween the top and bottom decks. Most pallets use a 9-block layout, but other combinations are possible for custom applications or needs.


Pallet

Pallet

Pallet
 

Stringerboard
The stringerboard connects the blocks to the top deck.


Stringerboard Pallet
 

Skids
In block pallets, the bottom deck consists of a series of boards that make up the pallet skid. Block pallets usually have 3 pallet skids or 5/7 pallet skids.


Pallet skids
3 pallet skids

Pallet skids
5 or 7 pallet skids
 

Stringers
Stringers serve as the support of the top deck of the pallet. Small pallets can have as little as 2 stringers, while medium sized pallets typically have 3. Large or pallets that are carrying heavy loads can have 4 or more stringers.


Pallet
2 stringers

Pallet
3 stringers

Pallet
4 stringers
 

Bottom Decks
The bottom deck of a pallet is formed based upon the pallet type. Two types are illustrated below, a block pallet and a stringer pallet.


Pallet

Pallet

Pallet
Joined deck with same width boards
 

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