In the world of the modern maker, salvaged slats from wooden pallets are a respectable, and encouraged source of wood, that not only saves you money but also saves landfill. Not to mention the community spirit a little dumpster diving engenders.
Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer's sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid.
Inside you'll find 15 of his 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.
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.
The author provides important advice on how to make sure that your pallets are safe, and not sprayed with harmful chemicals. A colorful gallery of finished work provides further inspiration for green crafting.
Inside you'll find 15 projects for upcycling ordinary pallet wood into:
Wall-Mounted Curio Cabinet
Bathroom Magazine Caddy
Outdoor Lounge Chair
Modernist Picnic Table
Outdoor Bar/Serving Area
Paperback. Profusely illustrated with color photographs and dimensioned sketches. 127 pages 9” x 7 ½”.Pages: 127 Binding: TPPublisher: Fox Chapel Related Blog Entries:10/9/2013: A Visit to the Kaufman Collection - Empire Furniture is Truly Hideous and Other News5/14/2013: Handworks, The Work Magazine Reprint Project Smoother, & Gramercy Tools in Japan 4/10/2012: AdvertisingPlease contribute your own review:Title:Your name:Your email:Your Review:Your rating: I own this itemI manufacture this itemAnonymous reviews will not be published
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Pages: 127 Binding: TPPublisher: Fox Chapel