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 can recycle is found on pallets. Pallets are usually connected strips of wood that are often used for warehouse work. Items are attached and transported on pallets or stored in warehouses on the pallet. Because wooden pallets often come with every shipment, warehouses and other businesses will often find that they have an excess amount of wooden pallets that they are willing to give away for free. Pallet wood is usually strong in design as it is used to carry heavy shipment. As long as the wooden pallet is relatively new, the wood should be strong and secure enough for most projects.
To find free pallets, a quick internet search should bring up anything you need. If you can’t find pallets by this method, try contacting local shipping companies or any kind of warehouse.
Also try contacting craft, home improvement, and grocery stores. Any store that is likely to receive large shipments will likely use pallets.
Be polite and most of them will simply give them away to you!