Sunday, September 2, 2012

Creative Ways To Use Pallets Outdoors & In Your Garden

In my previous blog post, God Save The Pallet: Reclaimed Pallets Revamped,
I shared many ways to rebuild and repurpose pallets into furniture and home decor. 

Now check out some creative ways to use pallets in your outdoor landscape. Enjoy!

DIY pallet flower garden by OneHundredDollarsAMonth

I love the sunny yellow paint

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.

Check out God Save The Pallet: Reclaimed Pallets Revamped for tons of great ideas for reusing and upcycling wood pallets!

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Have a great week! 

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