Getting Crafty With Wooden Pallets

Getting Crafty With Wooden Pallets

Are you someone who gets enthralled by being creative and making your own furniture? In this article, I will be talking about wooden pallets and how you can use them to make your own furniture. Since wooden pallets are not only strong and reliable but also cheap, they make the ideal source when it comes to crafting furniture for your house. A really simple and easy way to use them is by stacking a couple on top of one another, nailing them together and then …

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Tropical Pallets Crucial For Transportation Of Goods

Tropical Pallets Crucial For Transportation Of Goods

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 …

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House Made from Reclaimed Wooden Pallets Stands up to Tropical Cyclone

House Made from Reclaimed Wooden Pallets Stands up to Tropical Cyclone

A unique little house designed and built by three university students and constructed out of wooden pallets withstood category-three winds, ranging from 111 to 129 mph, from Tropical Cyclone Marcia’s that battered Rockhampton, Australia in February. In fact, the little house faired so well in the storm that it could serve to become a prototype for temporary emergency shelters in disaster-struck regions.

Constructed over a year ago by Angus Hughes and two friends, students at Central Queensland University, the house won a national competition that put …

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Michigan Artist Turns Scrap Pallets Into Works of Art

Michigan Artist Turns Scrap Pallets Into Works of Art

Recycling isn’t always a heavy industrial process of breaking down old object to reuse the material in them for new products. Sometimes, it can be a labor of art, as Kalamazoo native artist Adam Cefai proves. Adam has built a reputation for himself as an artist by creating geographical representations of the Great Lakes and their surrounding states in the medium of jointed pallet boards. His latest creation is an amazingly accurate cutout of the state of Michigan, surrounded by the lakes.

Adam’s pieces of artwork …

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Make Trendy Custom Furniture With Recycled Wooden Pallets

Make Trendy Custom Furniture With Recycled Wooden Pallets

Purchasing new furniture can be expensive, time consuming, and doesn’t always fit with current decor styles. For those that don’t have the time or budget to shop for new pieces of furniture that can end up costing thousands for quality furniture, consider making your own with recycled pallets. Recycled pallets are not only cost effective, but allow for uniquely customized pieces that fit perfectly with existing furniture, and present room decor.

Everything from living room tables, chairs, grills, outdoor planter containers, to beautiful rustic wood floors, …

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Recycling Wooden Pallets This Holiday Season

Recycling Wooden Pallets This Holiday Season

Warehouses use a copious amount of pallets everyday. These wooden pallets are durable, however, they won’t last a lifetime. Someday they will become warped and too weak to be used. Many pallets are only used just one time and then disposed of. This is such a waste of good wood that can be used elsewhere. Too many wooden pallets end up in a landfill. These pallets are still useful in many ways.That’s when it’s a smart idea to consider having these pallets recycled.

The best use …

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Pallet Design System Keeps Getting Better

Pallet Design System Keeps Getting Better

Improvements to PDS™ brands this application or software tool ‘A Treasure’. It is even more valuable because it allows various companies to share certain information regarding unit loads with their customers. PDSTM is designed, developed and owned by the National Wooden Pallets & Container Association (NWPCA).

According to the latest statistics, one of the best methods to convey the right solution to all PDSTM software customers is to basically design them. They can be designed on a 3d design platform for better clarity. The PDSTM was …

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Pallet Fest 2014 Helps Save The World One Pallet At A Time

Pallet Fest 2014 Helps Save The World One Pallet At A Time

Recycling is a very sensitive topic. Many people try to do their best to help recycle materials that can then be repurposed and integrated into other items. Until now, there have been very few events where people who are passionate about recycling can gather. However, that will change with the implementation of PalletFest.

Many people are unaware of the benefits of upcycling pallets. Pallets are used in the logistics industry as a way to move many items, at one time, in an efficient way. However, many …

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Are Wood Pallets Safe For Decorating?

Are Wood Pallets Safe For Decorating?

It is evident online – especially on websites such as Pinterest – that wood pallets have been reinvented into home decor. Such pallets appear as unharmful scraps re-purposed, but Dana Dean reveals otherwise.

Wood pallets are reasonably known as great items for creating home decorative projects. It is recyclable, wooden and versatile. Used both, inside the home and outside (garden). A horticulturalist from The University of Illinois, Candice Miller, studied the hazardous conditions of reusing pallets and found a few things that every user must know …

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DIY Pallets At The X Games?

It’s not often that we see DIY sports take off. But thanks to a video by Tomáš Moravec, a Czech artist, that might be happening soon! The artist attached four wheels to a wooden pallet, that was wide enough to fit the Bratislava tram tracks. Now with his tricked out board, Tomáš is able to glide effortlessly through the historic city.

While we don’t recommend this for all, it could provide an interesting event at the X Games. A group of athletes racing down the tracks …

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