- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (March 1, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1565235444
- ISBN-13: 978-1565235441
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 117 customer reviews
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Wood Pallet Projects: Cool and Easy-to-Make Projects for the Home and Garden (Fox Chapel Publishing) Learn How to Upcycle Pallets to Make One-of-a-Kind Furniture & Accessories, from Boxes to a Ukulele Paperback – March 1, 2013
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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 your pallets are safe. A colorful gallery of finished work provides further inspiration for green crafting.
About 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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On the positive, the book has with a good section on tools and an interesting photo gallery of pallet project ideas. On a not-so-positive side, the photo gallery pretty much looks like photos from someones Pinterest board, but printed in the book. At least on Pinterest, it may link to instructions on how to build - here it is just a picture. Seeing those project possibilities, then the actual projects chosen to instruct leaves a gap. I am disappointed and plan to return the book.