Shipping pallets are a commonly available and often overlooked source of wood. This book shows you how to turn recycled pallets into indoor and outdoor furnishings and other items with a unique charm. Requiring only basic woodworking skills and using inexpensive (or free) materials, it provides an excellent way for novice woodworkers to develop their skills.
The 12 projects range in complexity from a decorative tea light holder to a working ukulele, and include pieces that show off the character of the salvaged wood as well as items so polished most would never guess what they were made of. Gleason also covers selecting and dismantling pallets, essential tools, and safety concerns for working with reclaimed wood.
An environmentally friendly and affordable way to make creative home décor. Softcover, 7 1/2" × 9", 128 pages, 2013.