Pallets are a great free resource for building low cost houses and furniture. We’ve covered lots of different uses of pallets on our blog – floors, paneling, furniture and even entire houses. Here are three nice kitchens made primarily from recycled pallets.
This is the second installment of my low cost desert shelters that have been designed with economic refugees in mind. These desert shelters were inspired by Phillip Garlington’s website at Rancho Costa Nada. His book Rancho Costa Nada: The Dirt Cheap Desert Homestead is available through Amazon and Smashwords.
We’ve already covered a wide range of things that can be made with salvaged shipping pallets. Use the built-in search engine (now much improved!) to get ideas for pallet furniture, wood cladding, ceilings and other items. This blog post lists some additional uses for pallets. Craft projects such as children’s toys, mirrors, coat racks, magazine … Read more
Yesterday’s blog post explained how to install wall cladding made of recycled wood. Here are some sample projects so you can see the final look. Image source: Shades of Light.com Image source: Apartment Therapy.com Image source: Ucreate Before & After Directions for installing pallet wood accent wall: Bower Power Directions for installing pallet wood accent … Read more
Definition: Pallet-craft is reusing wood from shipping crates or pallets to make furniture, shelving, toys, decks, planters, sheds, animal pens, compost bins, ceilings, accent walls (wall cladding), benches and other useful items. Pallet craft can be as simple as making a bird house or an entire custom home out of (typically) free salvaged pallets. The … Read more