Tons of pallets are being used, abused and then discarded all the time. This entails a great opportunity of us reclaimers, upcyclers and otherwise creative souls to transform old pallets into glorious work of artsy home decoration and recycled furniture. Pallets are major recycling opportunities.
Here are three easy but oh-so-functional DIY projects that stand out:
RECYCLED PALLET DAYBED
By Ashley Ann
CHOPPED PALLET SHELVES
By Ana White
RECYCLED PALLET LIBRARY BOOKSHELVES
By ‘Die Frau Im Haus’ (discontinued blog)
we love all three projects. Click on the first & second link above for further info and a how-to. Regarding the third project, the book shelves, you can figure out how it’s made by just looking at the bookshelves. Fairly easy. If you want other furniture projects, have a look at DIY PALLET DESK
Recommended Book on Recycled Pallet House Design
Tiny Homes: Simple Shelter.
About 150 small homes (< 500 sq. ft.): on land, on wheels, on the road, on water, in the trees + studios, saunas, garden sheds, and greenhouses. 1,300 photos, showing a rich variety of small homemade shelters, and there are stories (and thoughts and inspirations) of the owner-builders who are on the forefront of this new trend in downsizing and self-sufficiency.
Recommended Books on Recycled Pallet Furniture
100% Pallet: from Freight to Furniture
Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden
Note: Publication Date: March 1, 2013. Can be pre-ordered.