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Upcycling old pallets is both a great way to save money and keep pallets out of landfill. Get inspired with the following upcycled pallet ideas.
We were at the garbage tip a few weeks ago when we came across a HUGE mountain of discarded wood and a big sign, written in angry red paint that said ‘NO SCAVENGING ALLOWED.’
It was a travesty to drive away without bringing home at least as much as what we were leaving behind.
Because, why else do you take a trip to the tip, right?!
In that mound there were old fence palings, hundreds of pallets, old wardrobes, broken tables and all sorts of assorted wood pieces, just waiting to be reclaimed and tended to with a little TLC.
DH is pretty handy with woodworking, he has made a few tables and furniture pieces in the past, and my mind was racing at all the lovely new furniture we could have in our home, knocked up from a few old (and free) bits of scavenged wood.
If you too have the urge to repurpse old wood, I’ve included a selection of ideas below to whet your inspiration.
Some of these links aren’t tutorials, but pictures of what people have built, meant to inspire rather than instruct.
Melissa Goodwin has been writing about frugal living for 10+ year but has been saving her pennies since she first got pocket money. Prior to writing about frugal living, Melissa worked as an accountant. As well as a diploma of accounting, Melissa has an honours degree in humanities including writing and research and she studied to be a teacher and loves sharing the things that she has learned and helping others to achieve their goals. She has been preparing all her life to write about frugal living skills.
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