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Saturday, June 19, 2010

Standard Pallet Wanted!


Free pallets are wanted here, just your standard, everyday pallet is fine. You can see I'm using two free pallets as a raised surface for our small backyard container garden of mostly tomatoes and Japanese cucumbers. This system works great cause all we have to do is run the mower along the edges of the wooden pallets and not worry about knocking over any veggies. (And the slats in the pallets were perfect for sliding the legs of the tomato cages through to the ground.)

Anyway, I thought I was so smart and clever until doing a search on the Internet this morning....I found a lot of VERY ingenious uses for a standard pallet. Here are just a few:


You can find more info about this functional DIY coffee table project here.



How cool is this shoe holder I found on Malama 'aina blog? It's perfect for here in Hawaii as it's considered rude to wear your shoes inside a home. (It's like saying their floor is too dirty for your bare feet, so even though their floor may indeed be a tad not as clean as you'd like, please remove your shoes. Mahalo!)  Note to inventor though...we may need a hook or two to hold the slippers? ;)


Treehugger showcases this really cool chair built from recycled wood pallets.


Artisan Ana White made some reclaimed wood shelves from a standard pallet freebie. She has a handy tutorial here.


Builder/designer Tom Newton crafted this magical door from wood pallets. I want one!

So, next time you see a discarded pallet, better grab it when you can. (But don't forget to ask first!) What have you used a standard pallet for?

9 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh! I LOVE that coffe table! Gonna go check it out. Thanks for the link! :)

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  2. AMAZING uses for pallets. Where I am, pallets are plenty. Businesses can't get rid of them fast enough. I love the ideas you noted! Thanks for dropping by today. Your visits and comments are always appreciated.

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  3. WOW I LOVE those ideas!! The coffee table is my favorite & what a great idea for shoes too.

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  4. Hi Pam! I absolutely love the idea of using the pallet for a raised surface for your garden. I might have to borrow that...functional and it looks so nice too! Thanks so much for visiting me while I was away today and for following me. I am now your newest follower. I look forward to getting to know you! Candace~♥

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  5. Hi Pam,
    I'm so glad you stopped by today, and thanks for your sweet comment about my living room!
    Wow...who knew you could do so much with just a simple pallet. I like that coffee table and the plate shelf!
    Have a good evening! ~ Jo :-)

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  7. WOW congrats on reaching 200 followers!! Yup that was me I was number 200 LOL. I love how resourceful some peeps have become. I think I need to go find me some pallets. See you around again soon!

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  8. Okay, I was really intrigued by this post. I happened to notice we have THREE pallets sitting out back next to our woodpile! They will promptly be moved to my potting shed for storage until I can figure out what I want to make out of them. :)

    And I'm glad you were able to find my tute on shrinking blog buttons helpful! Thanks so much for providing a link!

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  9. Following you back from TTA! Thanks for stopping by. :) What wonderful ideas to recycle wooden pallets! Very cool!

    Colleen
    http://sewtheday.blogspot.com

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