In this episode of Tiny Yellow House for MAKE, host Derek “Deek” Diedricksen shows us one of his salvage uses for freebie pallet wood— an ultra-simple deck chair that cost him 89 cents (screws/nails) to build.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Andy Jennings

    This guy is the man.
    I would definitely enjoy seeing him on Make more often.
    His youtube channel is full of good info and interesting projects.

  • Tim Saylor

    I completely disagree with Andy. It was 56 seconds in before I found out what the project is, a lot more time before we got to the first step, then the instructions were almost entirely done in fast motion in about 5 seconds. If you like groanworthy jokes this is the video for you, but that’s not what brings me to Make.

  • Tim Lewallen

    I agree and disagree with you both. I like Deek, his vibe and his approachable projects but it did take a while to get to the meat of the project here and it didn’t stay there long.

    I would like more and better in the future.

  • Used Plastic Pallet

    Bravo, Bros! keep going like this, more good info


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  • Ertyuiop

    I have no idea what makes you think this pathetic, jokey crap is funny. It isn’t. You wasted my time for information you could have laid out in ten seconds.