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The Versatility of DIY Pallet Furniture

Posted on August 23, 2023

In the world of interior design and home decor, DIY pallet furniture has emerged as a captivating trend that combines creativity, versatility, and sustainability. DIY pallet furniture enthusiasts are increasingly drawn to the charm of crafting furniture pieces from reclaimed pallets, and the reasons behind this trend are numerous.  Read on to explore the benefits of pallet furniture, from the tools and materials needed for DIY projects to essential tips and tricks for embarking on your pallet furniture journey.

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What Can You Make Out Of Wooden Crates?

Posted on March 25, 2022

If you’re looking for a simple yet effective DIY project in or around your home, consider getting crafty with some wooden crates. Wooden crates are very versatile, and with some inspiration, it’s easy to use wooden crates to create brand new furniture items, make some clever (and stylish) storage options or to anything useful . Here are some ideas for indoor and outdoor wooden crate DIY projects. Indoor Wood crate bookshelf If you’re new to DIY and want a simple project to get you started, a wood crate bookshelf…

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Making a Raised Garden Bed From Wooden Pallets

Posted on June 25, 2021

If nothing else, COVID-19 has shown us the importance of taking a breath and living in the moment. With Perth’s lockdown reasonably limited compared to the rest of the world, we still saw a significant shift in people’s attitudes towards work and leisure and a growing interest in backyard gardening. The excellent news is that ABC’s wooden pallets can be easily transformed into raised garden beds, supplying you with fresh food grown in your backyard. The cost of manufactured garden boxes can be prohibitive, so why not build your own?…

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Although wooden pallets are largely off-cuts from the furniture industry, did you know that they make great pieces of furniture themselves? Here we explore the different types of pallet designs you can obtain, and some nifty pallet furniture ideas to spruce up your home. Different Types of Pallet Designs   One of the most widely used wooden pallet designs is the Block Pallet. It has blocks between the pallet decks or beneath the top deck, in a criss-cross pattern. The block design utilises cylindrical posts…

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How to Effectively Pack Pallets

Posted on August 7, 2020

Timber shipping pallets are one of the most popular packing materials in the industry, often acting as the foundation of your shipment and looking after your goods wherever they go in the world. Whilst the importance of the pallet can sometimes be forgotten, using high-quality pallets and stacking your items efficiently means that these pallets can last for years, prevent damage to your items, and keep the costs down for your business. If you’re thinking about taking pallets seriously, it’s a good idea to make a plan…

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7 of the Best Ways to Upcycle Old Crates

Posted on January 16, 2020

With the start of a new year comes the obligatory tradition of making resolutions. What better way to start the decade than with the optimism of being good to the earth this year? Resolutions are notoriously hard to keep, but with an exciting and creative DIY activity like upcycling, which has little negative consequences for the planet, there’s no reason why you’ll break this resolution. Using wooden crates for upcycling projects also means that energy won’t be needed to break down the crates, and you and your family…

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Ultimate Summer Outdoor DIY

Posted on November 19, 2019

Summer is coming, and that means summer holidays. That might also mean that you’ll soon end up with a house full of bored and stir-crazy kids. Why not take this time to inspire your kids with lessons about the value of recycling, sustainability and hard-work through a series of DIY wooden pallet projects? You could end up with some funky and unique outdoor pieces and a bunch of memories to carry you through the summer months. For Mum A swing bed might seem like the kind of luxury you can’t afford,…

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Child Special DIY Project: Ottoman

Posted on October 29, 2019

Are your kids always breaking things? Don’t know the value of money? Can’t appreciate good furniture? It’s time to go all Better Homes and Gardens on your child and build them an ottoman of their own. Personalised and thoughtful gifts are always appreciated more, and homemade furniture, like a wooden pallet ottoman, is no exception. Ottomans are loved for their many qualities and multipurpose nature. Want to put your feet up? They can do that. Have the family over and need more seating? They can do that too. Withstanding any…

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How To: Build a Wooden Pallet Bar

Posted on June 25, 2019

So, naturally, you’ve decided you need an outdoor bar in the garden. You realise it’s a little too expensive to buy an entire bar on a whim. You mull over it, if only for a minute. You think to yourself – this would be a perfect DIY project. Even the kids can get involved. When DIY inspiration hits, it’s important to take action. The popularity of wooden pallet furniture is at an all-time high, and a wooden pallet bar is calling your name. Fortunately for you, the life of an…

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Building Your Own Wooden Pallets: A Guide

Posted on January 10, 2019

Wooden pallets are an integral part of the supply chain, providing a stable base that allows goods to be moved via forklift with ease. Though pallets are traditionally a staple when it comes to shipping large items, they have also become a bit of a holy grail in the DIY up-cycled décor cult over the past decade. If you’re looking to send some large or bulky items, but you don’t have a pallet lying around, don’t fear! We’ll talk you through building a wooden pallet that is both…

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