Just whining. See, I saw all these threads about using the wood from pallets to make a coop, and I want to upgrade from my repurposed doghouse to a "real" coop. My mind became full of ideas, but, alas, my bank account did not become full of cash. So I thought I would make my own. But, I have no carpentry skills or knowledge and I am a middle-aged woman who is afraid of power tools. I was brave. I bought a (very cheap) circular saw and read the manual. I attached the blade and leveled it and whatever - even turned it on. Haven't sawn anything yet, because I need to disassemble the pallet for the wood. See, I watched all these youtube videos (because youtube is the be-all and end-all) and got my little baby crowbar and hammer . . . And it's HARD. Those blasted nails have threads! I have wrenched out nails before and thought these would be normal nails. The wood eventually pulls off leaving the nails still imbedded in the base board, with holes large enough for the nail head to fit through. Or, eventually, the nails break from the effort of my wrenching at them. Wowsa. Is it supposed to be this difficult, or am I a wimp? Got two boards off and I am having a break with a cold drink.