Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden

Overview

Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects. 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 inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces...

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Overview

Lumber prices are soaring, and deforestation is a rising concern. Yet millions of pounds of perfectly usable wood are dumped in landfills every year. Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects. 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 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565235441
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 135,051
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Gleason is the author of several books for the DIY market including Built-In Furniture for the Home, The Complete Kitchen Makeover, Complete Custom Closet, Old-School Workshop Accessories and Building Real Furniture for Everyday Life. He was raised on a farm in upstate New York. He has been raising chickens in his Salt Lake City backyard for over six years. He currently builds and sells chicken coops. He has owned Gleason Woodworking Studios for over 13 years.

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Discover the potential of rediscovered wood by upcycling salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind projects.

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Table of Contents

-Working with Pallets
-Chapter 2: Gallery
-Indoor Furniture
-Chapter 3: Wall-mounted curio cabinet
-Chapter 4: Bathroom magazine caddy
-Chapter 5: Side chair
-Chapter 6: End table
-Chapter 7: Coffee table
-Chapter 8: Wine rack
-Chapter 9: Fireplace mantle/surround
-Chapter 10: Cabinet doors
-Outdoor Furniture
-Chapter 11: Outdoor lounge chair
-Chapter 12: Funky birdhouses
-Chapter 13: Outdoor couch
-Chapter 14: Modernist picnic table
Chapter 15: Outdoor bar/serving area
-Miscellaneous useful projects
-Chapter 16: Ukulele
-Chapter 17: Toolbox
-Chapter 18: Workbench

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