Pallet wood is available in many different sizes and the size of the wooden pallet varies from country to country and basically depends on usage. This actually gives an opportunity to choose the desired pallet size and complete the project. It is estimated that around 2 billion pallets are being used every day across the globe and also are being recycled to make many useful items for daily use at a lower cost. The pallet wood is used in industries like automotive, chemicals, Beverage, Paper, cement, Military, Telecom, dairy, and many others.
As explained earlier pallet comes in various types and sizes and there is no one set standard size that could be termed as pallet standard size. However, some size could be more commonly used as compared to the pallets of other sizes.
The other type of pallets are two way entry which is reversible it also has a huge size and is suitable for making furniture. The pallets having two ways entry could be close boarded or many be having no base board. The pallets are also available having four ways entry being close boarded with three bases. This type of pallet is very much helpful for making pallet shelves and can be easily found in huge sizes.
1200* 800 Euro pallets is another pallet size that is very popular. The pallet which is having four way entries has usually a perimeter base. The four way type pallet could be wing type as well. Pallet with four way entry having close boards could be with perimeter base as well.
In short, two ways entry pallets could be reversible, close boarded with no base board and wing type. On the other hand four ways entry pallets could be close boarded, 3 base, with perimeter base, wing type, open boarded, 3 base. The pallets made from wood are usually available in many sizes and you can choose the desired one for your project knowing the exact measurements of the item you want to construct.
As we know that pallets are designed to meet the requirements of the various industries across different regions so they are desired according to their use. The United States industry uses a standard size wooden pallet which is usually 48 * 40. I am not trying to say here that this is what we can say as standard size used in United States but I am referring to the most common size of wooden pallet which is used there.
The international organization for standardization recognizes six pallet measurements. Below are the mentioned six pallet measurements:
- 48.00× 40.00: These pallets are used mostly in North America.
- 39.37 × 47.24: These are common in Asia and Europe.
- 44.88 × 44.88: This size is limited to Australian region mostly.
- 42.00 × 42.00: This pallet size is found in Asia, America as well as Europe.
- 43.30 × 43.30: This size is mostly limited to Asia.
- 31.50 × 47.24: This size can be found in Europe mostly.
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