Upcycling wood pallets

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Upcycling wood pallets

I have a love of free materials for many reasons, not least of which is that I feel fine having dozens of non-working prototypes when I’m building with garbage. It doesn’t get much “freer” than wooden pallets. Here are a few pallet projects I’ve found:

And, a few descriptions of pallet recycling:

Please comment below and let me know what other uses for old pallets I’m missing!

14 thoughts on “Upcycling wood pallets

  1. Widdershins says:

    Pallets burn really well in large bonfires. A stack of them will make a creditable tower of roaring flame if properly arranged and set alight.

  2. nuthinfancy says:

    I built a fort in my backyard made of pallets, complete with deck, power and a vaulted ceiling…we like to call it redneck recycling…cool links in your post, gives me ideas….

  3. atlithorn says:

    http://www.studiomama.com has a range of pallet furniture and lights

  4. Winston Lawrence says:

    Aren’t these things made of pressure treated wood? I.e treat them as TOXIC? No burning, wash hands, keep away from food e.t.c e.t.c…

  5. Dean W. Armstrong says:

    I’ve used pallets as impromptu ladders–just cut every other slat out.

    To Winston–I rarely see pressure treated pallets.

  6. peetspeet says:

    I’m so glad somebody is doing something decent with these god awful things.
    Wood pallets are such a drain on our environment, and we can easily replace them!

    You can learn more about the risks here:

  7. Discount Kitchen Factory says:

    Why people still make use of to read news papers when in this technological world everything is
    existing on net?

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