In the United States, the standard wood pallet is 48 inches wide, 40 inches deep and 6.4 inches tall. Less common pallet dimensions range from the 36" by 36" pallet used in some beverage industries to the 48" by 48" pallet used to transport large barrels.
Common international sizes for standard wood pallets are 39.4 by 47.2 inches in Europe and Asia and 44.9 by 44.9 inches in Australia. The 42 by 42-inch and 43.3 by 43.3-inch pallets are widely used in North America, Europe and Asia to facilitate international trade. The standard United States pallet is also widely used in Europe and Asia.Learn More
The weight of an empty wooden pallet depends entirely on the size of the pallet, the type of wood and the amount of load the pallet was designed to hold. Most standard wooden pallets weigh between 30 and 70 pounds.Full Answer >
A skid is a single-deck loading platform, and a pallet has both top and bottom decks. The pallet has a deck that rests on the floor, and the skid simply rests on pedestals attached to the deck.Full Answer >
A rick of wood, also known as a face cord, is a wood pile measuring 8 feet wide by 4 feet high. The depth of the pile depends on the length of the logs. A pile of wood with long pieces has more wood than a pile with shorter pieces.Full Answer >
Wood can be unwarped by using weights to straighten it out. Wood warps when moisture gets trapped in the wood and it then dries out.Full Answer >