Posts tagged pallets
8:53 pm - Wed, Jul 9, 2014
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Is this the ultimate “pallet hack”?

Tomas Moravec has created many performative works of sculpture, installation and video art since he made this Duchamp-meets-Alÿs piece in 2008, but the video went up just a few months ago.
The brief description notes that Bratislavan trams run on felicitously narrow 1000mm-wide tracks: “A new transport vehicle brings change into the spatial perspective of a passenger in motion and generally changes the life of the city, through which the pallet can run, guided by a map of the city lines.”

More: Non Sequitur: The Pallet Hack to End All Pallet Hacks - Core77

Is this the ultimate “pallet hack”?

Tomas Moravec has created many performative works of sculpture, installation and video art since he made this Duchamp-meets-Alÿs piece in 2008, but the video went up just a few months ago.

The brief description notes that Bratislavan trams run on felicitously narrow 1000mm-wide tracks: “A new transport vehicle brings change into the spatial perspective of a passenger in motion and generally changes the life of the city, through which the pallet can run, guided by a map of the city lines.”

More: Non Sequitur: The Pallet Hack to End All Pallet Hacks - Core77

12:20 pm
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Furniture works by Juan Murphy, incorporating and riffing off reused materials: 

“Pallets, cable drums and wooden crates are a means of transporting various goods. Each has its own iconic form and function. Due to their versatility and solid structure they have been used within different scenarios as furniture.
The designs are inspired from various sources and interests. Within the designs I have also incorporated the use of metal, creating bespoke elements.”

More here: My interpretation – Limited Collection by Juan Murphy | MOCO Vote

Furniture works by Juan Murphy, incorporating and riffing off reused materials:

“Pallets, cable drums and wooden crates are a means of transporting various goods. Each has its own iconic form and function. Due to their versatility and solid structure they have been used within different scenarios as furniture.

The designs are inspired from various sources and interests. Within the designs I have also incorporated the use of metal, creating bespoke elements.”

More here: My interpretation – Limited Collection by Juan Murphy | MOCO Vote

3:40 pm - Fri, Nov 1, 2013
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Tokyo-based designer David Guarino has retired this most hardworking of transport platforms to a breezy, sun-soaked existence on Japan’s Morito Beach. Caban, as Guarino calls it, is an entire beachfront cafe built from wooden pallets, along with a few other materials sourced from the region. 

(via Japanese Beachfront Cafe is Made From Shipping Pallets - Adaptive Reuse - Curbed National)

Tokyo-based designer David Guarino has retired this most hardworking of transport platforms to a breezy, sun-soaked existence on Japan’s Morito Beach. Caban, as Guarino calls it, is an entire beachfront cafe built from wooden pallets, along with a few other materials sourced from the region. 

(via Japanese Beachfront Cafe is Made From Shipping Pallets - Adaptive Reuse - Curbed National)

6:22 pm - Thu, Jul 25, 2013
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Repurposing that involves both pallets and wine? Yes, right here!
Turn an old pallet made into a wine rack:

The project isn’t too complicated; basically you’re cutting off a section of the pallet to hold the wine, and adding some u-shaped glass holders underneath. You’ll need a jigsaw and some other tools, but it’s pretty much Shop Class 101. The final product should hold at least five bottles of wine comfortably, and dangle your glasses attractively below for easy access during dinner parties.

For DIY details, see this Lifehacker post.

Repurposing that involves both pallets and wine? Yes, right here!

Turn an old pallet made into a wine rack:

The project isn’t too complicated; basically you’re cutting off a section of the pallet to hold the wine, and adding some u-shaped glass holders underneath. You’ll need a jigsaw and some other tools, but it’s pretty much Shop Class 101. The final product should hold at least five bottles of wine comfortably, and dangle your glasses attractively below for easy access during dinner parties.

For DIY details, see this Lifehacker post.

3:45 pm - Thu, Apr 18, 2013
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Okay, we’ve pointed out more than our share of pallet stories. But this is cool, because it’s totally DIY, and would totally involve putting to use found/discarded pallets. 

We recently recycled a shipping pallet we’ve had in storage into a versatile indoor/outdoor storage system, and we can’t wait to share how easy it to make one of your own.
You Will Need: A shipping pallet Crowbar Hammer Spray primer Indoor/outdoor spray paint Sandpaper or grinder Wood filler and finishing nails (optional) Hanging hardware Face mask & protective gloves

The rest is here: How-Tuesday: Upcycled Pallet Shelf | The Etsy Blog

Okay, we’ve pointed out more than our share of pallet stories. But this is cool, because it’s totally DIY, and would totally involve putting to use found/discarded pallets.

We recently recycled a shipping pallet we’ve had in storage into a versatile indoor/outdoor storage system, and we can’t wait to share how easy it to make one of your own.

You Will Need:
A shipping pallet
Crowbar
Hammer
Spray primer
Indoor/outdoor spray paint
Sandpaper or grinder
Wood filler and finishing nails (optional)
Hanging hardware
Face mask & protective gloves

The rest is here: How-Tuesday: Upcycled Pallet Shelf | The Etsy Blog

1:23 pm - Sun, Mar 31, 2013
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We can’t get enough pallet-ness these days, evidently.

The pallet pendant shade is made from…….you guessed it pallets. We recycle all types of pallets therefore the patina may vary from shade to shade. Each one is hand made all the way down to the elastic, of which there is a choice of colours you can pick from to make each shade fit with your home.You, the user get the pleasure of assembling the pallet shade, but unlike most self-assembling products the pallet shade is easy and satisfying, especially when you click the final piece in place, they all come with easy to understand instructions and there’s no gluing, screwing or hammering. No tools needed. 

Hand Made Recycled Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp by FactoryTwentyOne, Via BLTD.

We can’t get enough pallet-ness these days, evidently.

The pallet pendant shade is made from…….you guessed it pallets. We recycle all types of pallets therefore the patina may vary from shade to shade. Each one is hand made all the way down to the elastic, of which there is a choice of colours you can pick from to make each shade fit with your home.

You, the user get the pleasure of assembling the pallet shade, but unlike most self-assembling products the pallet shade is easy and satisfying, especially when you click the final piece in place, they all come with easy to understand instructions and there’s no gluing, screwing or hammering. No tools needed. 

Hand Made Recycled Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp by FactoryTwentyOne, Via BLTD.

8:12 am - Fri, Mar 29, 2013
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Oh, you know, just a floating bed made from pallets. 
Maybe pair it with this hanging daybed made from a boat?

Oh, you know, just a floating bed made from pallets

Maybe pair it with this hanging daybed made from a boat?

7:43 pm - Wed, Mar 27, 2013
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The Internet is full of ideas for ways to reuse pallet wood. We here at Unconsumption certainly have shared a good number of them. (Browse our Pinterest board here, Tumblr archive here, and/or Facebook album here for various examples, including several ideas for DIY projects.) 
If pallet repurposing interests you, and you’ve been wondering how to go about disassembling pallets, here’s a brief tutorial from Old World Garden Farms that looks like it could be helpful.
I’m guessing that most of us don’t own the tool the tutorial recommends using: a reciprocating saw (a.k.a. “sawzall”) that can cut through nails. If, like me, you don’t own one, perhaps you live someplace where there’s a tool bank where you could rent such a tool, or a tool library where you could borrow one?
Special note: For reuse projects, many of us look for pallets that are made from harder wood that, if it’s been treated, was heat-treated, not chemical-treated. We mention it on Facebook here. 

The Internet is full of ideas for ways to reuse pallet wood. We here at Unconsumption certainly have shared a good number of them. (Browse our Pinterest board here, Tumblr archive here, and/or Facebook album here for various examples, including several ideas for DIY projects.) 

If pallet repurposing interests you, and you’ve been wondering how to go about disassembling pallets, here’s a brief tutorial from Old World Garden Farms that looks like it could be helpful.

I’m guessing that most of us don’t own the tool the tutorial recommends using: a reciprocating saw (a.k.a. “sawzall”) that can cut through nails. If, like me, you don’t own one, perhaps you live someplace where there’s a tool bank where you could rent such a tool, or a tool library where you could borrow one?

Special note: For reuse projects, many of us look for pallets that are made from harder wood that, if it’s been treated, was heat-treated, not chemical-treated. We mention it on Facebook here

7:22 pm
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Another cabin constructed from pallet wood — this one’s on wheels. (And it’s a work-in-progress for Michael Janzen, but still, pallet-reuse inspiration!)
(via Tiny Free House)

Another cabin constructed from pallet wood — this one’s on wheels. (And it’s a work-in-progress for Michael Janzen, but still, pallet-reuse inspiration!)

(via Tiny Free House)

8:27 pm - Tue, Mar 26, 2013
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More pallet repurposing: Backyard bar, anyone?
(via Ian Riley)

More pallet repurposing: Backyard bar, anyone?

(via Ian Riley)

11:26 am - Sat, Mar 23, 2013
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More pallet porn: 
Really nice pieces of furniture made from pallet wood.
(via Produktwerft)

More pallet porn:

Really nice pieces of furniture made from pallet wood.

(via Produktwerft)

2:43 pm - Tue, Mar 12, 2013
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More pallet porn:  Wine racks made from pallet wood.
Adding to our repurposed-pallet Pinterest board.
(photo via MyBrothersBarn on Etsy)

More pallet porn:  Wine racks made from pallet wood.

Adding to our repurposed-pallet Pinterest board.

(photo via MyBrothersBarn on Etsy)

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