Free Is Good: Wooden Pallets

This world is filled with perfectly recyclable material and if you’re good at crafts then that’s good news for you. Finding materials to move your art forward can become very expensive in the long run and the stress of spending so much money just to practice can stifle creativity. This is why it’s so important to use recycled materials, especially if many of your crafts are based on the usage of wood.

There is plenty of wood to be found. A great source for wood you …

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Upcycling Bookshelves Using Recycled Pallets

Upcycling Bookshelves Using Recycled Pallets

There’s nothing like a good book. While the avid reader enjoys collecting and sharing the books they’ve read over the years, they may not always have a nice central location to store and display all their various titles. The right bookshelf can really tie a room together, and the most beautiful book shelves can be assembled using the reclaimed material from wood pallets. Finding a new use for an old thing not only makes the world a little bit nicer, but also saves you money, …

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Solving Refugee Housing Problems by Upcycling Wooden Pallets

The people at i-Beam Design were inspired to start the Pallet House Project when they learned that collectively, we could house 84% of the refugees currently displaced by war and natural disaster using just one year’s worth of recycled American shipping pallets. A year and a half of American pallet production creates enough upcycleable material to build housing for 33 million refugees, the entire refugee population on Earth.

Every year, however, almost 21,000,000 pallets wind up in dumps and landfills instead of being put to good …

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Building a Tiny House out of Wood Pallets

The tiny house is on the rise! As the trend of tiny homes continues, wood pallets have been a valuable resource for the avid upcycler endeavoring to construct a miniature house.

Kevin Bentley of Georgia built a 12′ by 12′ cabin made entirely of free upcycled pallet wood. It is a prime example of how versatile and useable the reclaimed wood from shipping pallets can be. Anyone looking to take advantage of the savings that pallets have to offer when building a home would be wise …

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Common DIY projects and where to find free pallets

Common DIY projects and where to find free pallets

Are you a creative person? Do you like to make your own art and furniture yourself? If so there is a great source material that you can acquire for free! I am of course talking about wooden pallets! In this article, I will share some common DIY pallet projects along with some common places to obtain free pallets so you can easily start your own DIY project.

The solid structure and design of wooden pallets make them perfect for several different kinds of household furniture. You …

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Making wooden pallets ready for an up-cycling project

Making wooden pallets ready for  an up-cycling project

A pallet can be made into so many different works of art from picture frames, shelving, and coffee tables to armoires, and bunks after they have been used to transport goods via truck, ship, and forklift.

To also make this interesting, pallet is free since it grows almost every where it might seem like an easy job collecting pallets, but you should know that some kinds of pallet are dangerous.

This guide will assist you to get valuable information in getting the best pallet, destroying them and …

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Wooden Pallets Help Organize Your Storage Space

Wooden Pallets Help Organize Your Storage Space

Your business probably has a large storage space that holds all the items you ship or store for your customers. You want to be sure that you have a simple way of handling all your storage, and you can use wooden pallets to get what you want. It just makes a lot more sense for you to use these than it does to try to stack everything up on your own.

There are a lot of people who have wooden pallets that they use in their …

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A Mother From Green Bay Sells American Flags Made From Wooden Pallets to Attend Son’s Graduation

A Mother From Green Bay Sells American Flags Made From Wooden Pallets to Attend Son’s Graduation

A mother from Green Bay has been making decorative American flags out of wooden pallets.

She wants to attend her son’s graduation from Army basic training, and she’s saving the proceeds from the sales of these decorative American flag wooden pallets to travel to Georgia.

Jennifer Chaudoir, the mother from Green Bay said, “I am so proud of my son.”

“We miss him so much and we hope to see him soon,” she continued.

Jennifer was really saddened when his son, John, left for boot camp in …

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How to Beat the Heat this Summer 2016

Each summer thousands attempt to find new ways to beat the summer heat. A University of Leeds student, 21 year-old Tom Almond, found a relatively easy and inexpensive way to do so. He decided to build his own pool. After seeing that a Spanish man had built something similar on Facebook, Tom endeavored to do the same.

So you decide to build your own pool, how do you go about doing this on a student budget? Mr. Almond, with a modest budget of $30, purchased wooden …

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Pallets and Vertical Gardens

Pallets and Vertical Gardens

Have you been looking for something creative to do with your yard? You can have a garden anywhere even if it is a small yard or if the only space you have is a patio. For a very low cost, you can turn a pallet into a vertical garden.

First you need to gather your supplies. You will need a wooden pallet, landscape fabric, potting soil, and plants. You may need sandpaper, hammer, nails, a staple gun, and staples. You can find wooden pallets for a …

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