A pallet is made from lots of different components. Here is our handy guide...
Deck Board - One of the boards that make up the deck.
Deck - An assembly of boards that make up the surface of the pallet.
Stringers - The load-bearing boards of a 4 Way Pallet to which the deck boards are fixed.
Bearers - Timber to which the deck boards of a 2 Way Pallet is fixed; providing space between top and bottom for entry forks.
Blocks - Timber or composite blocks that connect the top deck assembly to the base of a 4 Way Pallet providing space between top and bottom for entry forks.
Base Boards - Boards located on the bottom of the pallet adding rigidity and strength.
Free Base Entry - Base boards that are positioned to allow easier entry for pallet trucks.
Perimeter Base - Base boards arranged to provide a level surface on all sides to the bottom of the pallet with an additional board(s) across the centre. Suitable for pallet trucks.
Reversible - Top and bottom deck of pallet are identical - usually not suitable for hand or powered pallet trucks.
Wings - Deck boards protrude beyond stringers or bearers. Often used in conjunction with shrink wrapping.