We have now moved the pallet three times and I have had to defend my pallet each time (Dad, Dad again, and a friend who helped us move). When we moved into current home we were so thankful to have so many people help us move, but with so many hands there was almost disaster... when our friend saw the pallet in our moving truck, they thought it must have been trash! "Why is there a pallet? I guess we'll need to throw that out..." Nooooooooooo! I began to explain the pallet and how we use it, but only got a confused look. "I think I'll have to see it before I get it."
I think I have now converted the "pallet haters" in my immediate vicinity (yes, even Dad!). There are so many cool things you can do with pallets: build furniture, shelves, decor... I chose to leave mine whole and intact because it seemed like a work of art on it's own.