Creative Things To Do with Wood Pallets

With a little bit of fun, you can turn the old wooden pallets into the most amazing and practical furniture. After all, they can easily blend right where it should be.  All you need is a little imagination inspiration. Here are many smart ideas.

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But before doing that you should take in consideration several factors.

Wood pallets are a cheap and easy to find construction resource. They are always good and easy to use for a do-it-yourself home project such as couches, shelves, beds, outdoor furniture, etc., but be sure to use only non-impregnated pallets.

For many years, pallets have been used generally for safe transportation of materials, food and other goods. However, they can be used for much else, to transport insecticide, fungicide and many other chemicals, so they can be very harmful to your health. Avoid impregnated pallets; their surfaces are treated with chemicals and methyl bromide. If you use impregnated wood for incineration, as a plant box or as a piece of furniture, you will come into close contact with a toxic agent that is extremely harmful. You can easily recognize impregnated wood pallets by their color – they get a greenish shade after a chemical treatment.

But that’s not the only thing you need to be aware of. If the pallet has been used for transporting toxic goods, do not use the pallet. Harmful chemicals can easily dig down into the wood and poison the pallet.

Using old wooden pallets for your do-it-yourself projects is a new trend toady, is about being creative when you design and decorate your home. The trend is seen as a counter-reaction to today’s overuse. After all, the idea is also to create a personal relationship with your stuff, unlike items you buy.

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