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ReUse Wood Pallets - 22 Upcycled Pallet Wood Ideas
by Cathy Ives
Editor's Note from Margaret Marchuk: Instead of sending millions of wood pallets each year to fill up landfills, this article provides some savvy ways to recycle this wood into funiture, coffee tables and other works of art. Reuse, recycle or resell!
Thousands of wood pallets are discarded everyday. Some savvy recyclers are collecting are either reselling or recycling them for money. Back in 2008 I wrote a post on 31 Ways to Reuse Pallets and couldn’t believe the response on the amount of people that wanted to either give, buy or sell their wood pallets.
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* Pallets are usually free, check out Craigslist.
* 150 Million Pallets will end up in Landfills every year. That is alot of wood.
* 4-5 Billion Feet of Lumber go into making Pallets, That is alot of tree killing.
1.) A company called Pallet Furniture takes wood pallets and re-makes them into really cool furniture. Their blog lets you share your pallet creations, which is very cool and a great inspiration for us budding reusers! They also show you how to break apart the pallets.
Habitania and frenchbydesign.blogspot.com
3.) Funky Interiors How they built the pallet sofa
via www.designtopnews.com- www.coolersolutionsinc.com
5.) Black sofa designed by French Studio-aparte is made from discarded wooden pallets Read more: Slick Minimal Black Sofa Built From Recycled Wooden Pallets | Inhabitat – Green Design Will Save the World
6.) Office Decor made from shipping pallets and cardboard from Liam Hopkins of Lazarium. Named Pupa.
7.) Love this Pallet Bed Swing
8.) Pallet Chaise Lounge
9.) Love this Pallet Sofa, which can be used in or outdoors, chair or bed
10.) The Pallet Desk and other wood. Materials and DIY
11.) A vertical Garden out of pallet wood - I am so going to do this! Check out the link for the How To’s
12.) Coffee Tables ecobound for old pallets
14.) We all know how expensive wood flooring is, especially reclaimed wood flooring. Check out the pallet wood floors
15.) If you don’t want to DIY it, check out Viridian FSC certified wood, reclaimed pallet wood flooring.
16.) Ran across this from Bower Power Blog who gave step by step directions on how he/she made this pallet wood wall
17.) Another look at a pallet wood wall in a bathroom
18.) Love this shelf from an old pallet from la dee da creations.
19.) Another pallet wood shelf look- the possibilities are endless.. (sorry, no image credit)
20.) Relic Interiors Pallet Wood Shelf
21.) This one, I would love to make, perfect for outdoors, From SawMill Creek
22.) This would be pretty easy- Make a Bike Rack From Recycle Art
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About the Author
Cathy Ives is a green blogger, who writes about reusing and recycling in order to reduce litter pollution, her pet peeve. Her ultimate goal in life is to live off grid and create a zero waste lifestyle in a plastic-and litter- free life.