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, …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
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 …Read More »
The world relies on pallets for the transportation of goods. The items are rather straight forward and, often times, people don’t pay too much attention to the pallets. After all, it is often inexpensive wood constructed together in order to hold shipping containers steady and to make sure it is not touching the ground (in order to avoid dampness, should moisture and water be present). Once a shipment is complete, the pallets are discarded and, almost always, just left in stacks behind a place of …Read More »