I found a very nice website all about reclaiming pallets. It's mainly targeted to the DIY furniture builder crowd, but has lots of useful information about working with pallet wood. (I did a search for it before posting and didn't find anything, hopefully I'm not re-hashing info someone else has already posted. Also, I have no affiliation with this site at all, just hoping to help others like myself whose main source of guitar building materials is the lowly pallet.) 1001pallets.com http://www.1001pallets.com Surprisingly, no palletcaster plans on the site, but there are some VERY useful articles on finding out if your pallet is possibly toxic, and how to best dismantle your pallets: How To Tell If A Pallet Is Safe For Reuse? http://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-safety/ 8 Ways To Dismantle A Wooden Pallet http://www.1001pallets.com/how-to-dismantle-a-wooden-pallet/ ^^ I wish I had known about Method 1 about 3 pallets ago... Anyways, I found the site to be informative, hope it helps someone else as well.