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Chatting => Design and Construction => Topic started by: fluffypebble on May 16, 2007, 09:59

Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: fluffypebble on May 16, 2007, 09:59
http://summerville-novascotia.com/PalletShed/

The above link is quite interesting and shows what can be done with time etc.
Title: Re: Uses for pallets
Post by: little sweetpeas on May 16, 2007, 11:00
Quote from: "fluffypebble"
http://summerville-novascotia.com/PalletShed/

The above link is quite interesting and shows what can be done with time etc.


Very good, just shows what you can do if you put your mind too it.
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: GrannieAnnie on May 16, 2007, 17:24
They are good, OH was watching a TV programme once, and this bloke had made a welsh dresser from pallet wood.  OH promised to make me one, he said it looked really nice once it was all smooth and vrnished, but that was about 10 years ago, and I'm still waiting!!!!
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: leeky on May 16, 2007, 22:48
nice one fluffy. i saw that when i was doing my shed, im trying hard not to post pics of it again. HA!


i need to fence off the back wall of the garden up to 6 foot so im on the scrounge for decent pallets again. i will curve the top edges and lap them so folk wont think im a scrubber, and stain them green.   :wink:  :lol:
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: leeky on May 16, 2007, 22:52
while on the subject of pallets.

heres a pallet guitar for folks of a musical bent.

http://namm.harmony-central.com/SNAMM00/Content/Taylor_Guitars/PR/Pallet.html

(http://namm.harmony-central.com/SNAMM00/Content/Taylor_Guitars/PR/Pallet-lg.jpg)
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: Moonwolf on May 17, 2007, 20:52
I've just finished a 12' X 12' greenhouse with a 6' X 12' potting shed attached. The bottom two and half foot of the greenhouse was boarded, shiplap style, with boards from broken up pallets, and the potting shed was completely covered, except windows and roof, the same way, with my own fair hands.

As they say in the allotment world "ought for nought as long as it does the job". All other materials supplied from our sons for nought. It's 8 foot tall and cost about £120 all done and dusted. 8)
Title: Pallets
Post by: mkhenry on May 24, 2007, 18:44
Pallet wood is often very rough and you need a decent sander to get it smooth enough for some projects.If you do not have one or want a short cut then use a blow torch.Just burn off the splintery bits,its very quick and makes a great smooth finish. Just sand off the blackened areas if you wish for a better finish. Its still quicker. 8)
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: seadart on June 08, 2007, 22:10
I made a fence out of pallets, took a bit of time getting the slats off the base but it looks great! :wink:
Title: pallet wood box
Post by: flowergirl on June 19, 2007, 17:29
im thinking of making a lockable storage box using pallets as i dont have a car to transport all my tools and even though there wilko cheep as chips i dont want them going missing, any ideas welcome,thanks
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: noshed on June 19, 2007, 17:33
might be a good idea to build it so it looks like a compost heap
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: Aunty on June 19, 2007, 17:44
I like that idea noshed  8)
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: crowndale on June 19, 2007, 18:27
I now have one pallet (have got some on freecycle and given them to friends).  I am hoping to build the supply as I'll need to fence off my alltoment (when I get it!).  I believe I may have jumped a place this week to number 4, must go and check later in the week, and get back onto freecycle for those extra pallets!!
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: weeeed on July 13, 2007, 16:39
Quote from: "Moonwolf"
I've just finished a 12' X 12' greenhouse with a 6' X 12' potting shed attached. The bottom two and half foot of the greenhouse was boarded, shiplap style, with boards from broken up pallets, and the potting shed was completely covered, except windows and roof, the same way, with my own fair hands.

t last someone who is into pallets! I can get pallets, I already have recycled (!) some window frames and glass so please let me know every boring detail from the bottom to the very roof on how to accomplish (for me) the impossible. My friend and I have managed to make a compost bin, which must be recognisable as the "old hands" asked who had done it for me! Thankyou.
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Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: jack russell on July 13, 2007, 20:56
wow some of the link projects are brilliant 8)

cheers

jr
Title: Re: Uses for pallets
Post by: weeeed on July 24, 2007, 21:34
Quote from: "little sweetpeas"
Quote from: "fluffypebble"
http://summerville-novascotia.com/PalletShed/

The above link is quite interesting and shows what can be done with time etc.


Wow, I am impressed, I can get pallets, however, my diy skills are non existant so the end result definately wont look like these pics! May take a picture of my war zone for a before and after thing! :oops:  :lol:  :lol:
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: mackem on July 30, 2007, 22:55
I made this from pallets.
(http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j233/albyback/DSCI0008.jpg)
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: Ice on July 30, 2007, 23:12
Blimey Mackem, that's lovely.  You wouldn't like to move into O'Brien Towers for a week or two and fix my kitchen up would you? :wink:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:   I have some pallets out the back.
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: leeky on July 30, 2007, 23:27
He means the picture frame, Ice!  :lol:  :wink:


just kidding Mackem. looks great!
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: Ice on July 30, 2007, 23:39
Actually, Leeky you now have me confused.  Do you think he made the crockery from pallets? :shock:
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: leeky on July 30, 2007, 23:44
Surely not?!!!!!?? ... did he?  :shock:
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: Ice on July 30, 2007, 23:51
Leeky.  What picture frame and what have you been drinking?
Title: Uses for pallets
Post by: leeky on July 31, 2007, 01:30
THIS ONE ICE!  :lol:
(drinking water only)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v654/stevieaitch/errr.jpg)