Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn How to Upcycle Pallets to Make One-of-a-Kind Furniture & Accessories, from Boxes to a Ukulele
Paperback – March 1, 2013
Offers instructions on upcycling salvaged pallet to create different kinds of projects, including a coffee table, birdhouse, and ukulele.
Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories!
- Inspirational gallery of pallet project ideas, highlighting everything from furniture and planters to office spaces and room dividers
- Step-by-step instructions for a chair, picture frame, boxes, entry caddy, coffee table, outdoor loveseat, birdhouse, ukulele, and more
- More than 250 color photos to walk you through the projects and inspire your creativity
- Important advice on pallet safety, where to find pallets, and how to process them into usable lumber, plus fasteners, sanding, and finishing
Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer's sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid!
Inside Wood Pallet Projects, you'll find inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces celebrate the rough, edgy character of the material, while others are crafted as fine furniture. He shows how to construct both indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of styles, along with other useful items such as a birdhouse, a toolbox, and even a ukulele!
Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects will show you how to upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects.
There's plenty of nitty gritty here on working with pallets, including where to find them, how to process them into usable lumber, fasteners, sanding, and the best finishes (if any) to use. Chris also provides important advice on how to make sure that your pallets are safe, not sprayed with harmful chemicals.
A colorful gallery of finished work provides further inspiration for green crafting.