I understand that abilities differ from person to person, but there is so much that can be done with pallet wood, even when it has nail holes. Barn wood with holes is prized, as the holes add character. There are a great number of pins on Pinterest that have ideas on what to do with pallets and pallet wood. I hope this helps and saves many pallets from the wood chipper.My son in law brought a bunch of palets recently, but they were for shipping fork lifts, so 2x6 and 2x8 of some Asian hardwood. But it's full of nail holes. Oh well. At the dump, they grind all that stuff up to make mulch, which they give away, and which covers a lot of my back yard.