Repurposing and recycling are big parts of the do-it-yourself lifestyle. Doing things on your own usually means doing the best with what you have, whether it’s your budget, or the materials at your disposal.
One of the most popular and cheapest materials to use to create a multitude of DIY projects is the wooden pallet. Usually confined to its original purpose of storage and shipping, the wooden pallet has become very popular among DIY-ers. Here at City College, Pathways Construction students have been involved in a project making their own bespoke furniture from recycled pallets donated by staff and the College’s estates team. Using professional skills and equipment, students are producing items such as coffee tables, coat racks and spice racks.
Tutor Steve Wilkins, who teaches carpentry skills to the students, has also been sharing his expertise on YouTube – if you’re interested in learning what can be made out of old wooden pallets, check out Steve’s instructional videos…
For information on buying furniture from the Pallet Project or just to see some of the items that have been made, check out: theccbpalletproject.webs.com