Tuesday, January 10, 2012

God Save The Pallet! Reclaimed Pallets Revamped


Used in the shipping industry, wood pallets are typically a low end commodity. Usually, pallets will get reused a few times and then they will either be scrapped as trash or used as firewood. 

Most often made from inexpensive junk species of lumber (whatever is most widely available), wood pallets are the perfect candidate for upcycling. Check out these creative examples of upcycled pallets and I think you'll agree!















Pallet Adirondack Chair


Jewelry organizer wall shelf made from a pallet


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upcycled pallet floor via arcticplank


Pallet furniture (above and below)


Occasional Table. 24 1/2″ x 14″. Crafted from reclaimed wood pallets and old mine tin. $60



Pallet deck with garden


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DIY garden pallet fence (above and below) from Camelot Art Creations
A great way to hide trash cans or air conditioning units!





Painted pallet wall art by I should be mopping the floor





Painted wood wall art by Inspired by Charm












































 Pallet headboard







Pallet headboard













Wood pallet American flag by somewhatquirky design



Painted pallet art (above and below) by Pamela Joyce





Wonderful wine storage


in the kitchen










kitchen table upcycle







pallet stairs lead to loft



































It's amazing what a coat of paint can do! Here, a painted pallet is wall mounted and hooks are added. 



Pallet & grain sack sofa via Gibson Germany 





On a final note: A word about safety and wood pallets 
Be advised that some pallets are chemically treated and could actually be hazardous to your health. There are regulations in the US which require pallets to be treated with either chemicals or heat before being shipped overseas. The safest kind of pallets to use for projects are those that are marked "HT" on the wood - that means they have been heat treated by being dried in a kiln.
Aside from chemicals, pallets can also harbor bacteria, insects, and mold. You never know where a pallet has been, or if it could have come in contact with something dangerous, or if it was used to ship a hazardous material such as a pesticide.
Keep these things in mind when considering your pallet project. 




                

What's your favorite pallet upcycle?



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