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  1. Jaime
    July 23, 2011

    Thanks Beckie for the feature of my pallet bins. Confession – my garage has 3 intact pallets in it right now and tons of pallet pieces lying against the walls – hubby wants it gone but I just can’t part with it! Have a great weekend.

  2. Gretchen
    July 23, 2011

    I’m loving all the pallet make overs that I’ve been seeing. Katie Bower at Bower Power did an amazing wall in her son’s room with pallet wood as well.
    http://www.bowerpowerblog.com/2010/09/nursery-reveal/

  3. Marilyn
    July 23, 2011

    Be careful using old pallets. Some are treated with pesticides and some have been used to move dripping boxes of meat. I work in a grocery store so I have seen this.

    • Christina
      July 24, 2011

      I was thinking the same exact thing. I’m sure that most of them are infested with bacteria. I wonder if there is any way to disinfect them before we use them for our projects?

  4. Katherines Corner
    July 23, 2011

    You were featured at Katherines Conner today. Hugs and have a lovely weekend!

  5. Netta
    July 24, 2011

    Just this week as I drove away from the house we rent out to friends I thought to myself, “What in the world could I make out of all those wooden pallets we have stacked in their basement?” I should’ve known you’d give me ideas!
    THANK YOU!

  6. Johnnie
    July 25, 2011

    Good stuff! I pass a big stack of these when I go running (so not telling you where that would be!), and wonder how to incorporate them into a project. Thanks.

  7. Jason
    July 25, 2011

    Good catch, Marilyn. You’re right about the pesticides in wood pallets. In addition, they often contain fungicides and, worst of all, formaldehyde which is a known carcinogen. When you use wood pallets for furniture and the like, you have essentially created a toxic atmosphere inside your home. These are some really creative pieces. Unfortunately, they’re like the fem-bots from Austin Powers…beautiful, but deadly.

  8. Jason
    July 25, 2011

    Good catch, Marilyn. You’re right about the pesticides in wood pallets. In addition, they often contain fungicides and, worst of all, formaldehyde which is a known carcinogen. When you use wood pallets for furniture and the like, you have essentially created a toxic atmosphere inside your home. These are some really creative pieces. Unfortunately, they’re like the fem-bots from Austin Powers…beautiful, but deadly

  9. Emily
    July 26, 2011

    Love the pallet wall! Here’s a link to some things I did with pallets recently: http://emskyrooney.blogspot.com/2011/07/pallet-project.html

  10. katy
    July 27, 2011

    Thanks for featuring my living room wall! :)

    Jason, Marilyn :

    pallets are not coated with pesticides or formaldehyde or anything else, if they are made locally. I get my pallets locally, I work near two pallet manufacturers and have visited both of them. In addition, my factory will not use pallets that have been sprayed with anything like that because it costs more. If we are shipping outside of the U.S., spraying the pallets is a regulation/requirement.
    So again, if you are using local pallets it’s not an issue. I can’t speak for pallets that have been shipped internationally.
    I just hate to see people spreading this sort of misinformation, when there are a gazillion pallets free for the taking and could be recycled into cool stuff, but are sitting in a landfill.

    • Beckie
      July 27, 2011

      Thanks for clarifying this. I am so glad you did.

  11. DENY Designs
    August 23, 2011

    Just found this article in pinterest and had to repin! It really proves that one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure. I LOVE the ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  12. DENY Designs
    August 23, 2011

    I just found this article in pinterest and had to repin! It really proves that one person’s trash can be another person’s treasure. I LOVE the ideas! Thanks so much for sharing!

  13. Brooke Peterson
    September 10, 2011

    I do love all the ideas but I used to be a sales rep & was in & out of grocery stores (all different chains) everyday and you should ask before you take a pallet. They are left in those “alleys” because there isn’t room in their backrooms but they typically send them back on their trucks and they are usually charged for the pallets when dropped off and then credited for them when they go back. So if you just take them your really stealing them but if you were to ask then if they won’t let you have one they would probably let you buy one.

  14. Chris Walter
    September 19, 2011

    What are the dimensions of the pallet?

    Thanks
    Chris Walter

  15. Megan
    August 14, 2012

    Could you tell me how you hung the pallets? Normal screws? Did you have to anchor them if they’re heavy? Thanks!

    • Beckie
      August 15, 2012

      These projects are not mine, Which one were you talking about.

  16. Delores Lyon
    May 8, 2015

    Wow, it is great to see so many different uses for wood pallets! I really like the idea of using old pallets for wall paneling. It’s a great way to update a room while saving money. In fact, I might want to start looking for some old wooden pallets so that I can do this in my living room.

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