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60+ Amazing Designs Using Reclaimed Pallets

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It’s great (and let’s be honest, a little surprising) to be able to use the words “reclaimed pallets” and “style” in the same sentence! ๐Ÿ˜‰ This page will show you just how creative human beings can be with reclaimed materials and gives us all sorts of ideas for upcycling used pallets. From furniture to flooring and artwork to gardening, here you’ll find so many ideas for re-using pallets. It’s really rewarding to make good use of timber that would otherwise end up in the trash – as around 150 million pallets end up there every year! That’s a lot of tree, folks.



Pallets provide a great source of timber for DIY projects. Hardwood is sometimes used to make them too, which would otherwise be expensive to buy – it means you’ll need to drill holes and use screws rather than nailing pieces together; but your finished piece will be very strong and long lasting! Here’s a link that gives good advice for taking your pallets apart: http://dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/how-to-disassemble-wooden-shipping.html

Please be careful when selecting your pallets! It’s important to stay safe when reclaiming pallet timber – try to find out what the pallets have been used to transport (that they are clean and non-toxic) and how the timber has been treated to preserve it. A mark of “HT” will tell you that the wood has been heat treated, so doesn’t contain wood preservatives; “CT” denotes that it is chemically treated. Pressure treated timber in many countries has now been made much safer although there are still some risks involved – please read this page if you’re planning to use it: http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/infxtra/infptforraisedgardens.html

Burning pallet wood is not to be recommended due to the danger of releasing either contaminants or chemicals used in treating the timber.

It is definitely advisable to wear a mask to avoid inhaling dust when you’re working with wood and it’s even more important with reclaimed wood – it would be a good idea to work outdoors and then seal the timber surface with paint, varnish or oil before bringing the finished piece into your home or for use near food plants. Read the following for more safety tips: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2011/04/all-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about.html

Do you feel like having a go? – There’s no danger of wasting expensive materials if it doesn’t all go to plan! Ok, here is the link to the full list of 60+ design ideas: http://dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/god-save-pallet-reclaimed-pallets.html

If you want some more ideas for pallet projects there are so many around on the net – most of them you can find here: http://www.1001pallets.com





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