I discovered a few years ago that I like to make things out of wood and that I am a bit frugal. I realized the bit about being frugal a lot sooner than the bit about making things from wood. I decided very quickly that the lumber of choice, for me, would be almost exclusively reclaimed lumber and that most of the reclaimed lumber wood (puntastic, I know) be derived from pallets. The reason for this? It is free and plentiful. Also, I like the idea of taking something that was discarded and giving it new life. I try to make my projects to appear as unlike pallets as I possibly can, but there are always some signs of the wood`s history in the piece; nail holes or other imperfections. As I work, I learn. As I learn, my work improves. Mostly the plan is to have fun creating.