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building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...pallets were chosen as the primary material for this feature garden as they were a commonly available material that everyone would recognize but be surprised to see employed in such an aesthetically pleasing, fun and practical way. If feeling inspired to build with pallets, we recommend first checking how to tell if pa...

Pallet beds are trending but pallets can be toxic so be careful
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Is it safe to build beds or furniture with shipping pallets?

...pallets - the ultimate in recycling for packaging products. Lots of pallets means lots of pallet recycling - but we're on the fence as to whether using pallets as furniture is safe Heavy duty pallets are a form of reusable packaging and are designed to be used many times, while lightweight pallets are designed ...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...pallets: Pallets are pretty easy to come by, in fact many commercial buildings and retailers are happy to get rid of them. They can be used either in their current form or taken apart and reused as small pieces - but be certain to read this article on how to check that pallets are safe for reuse as beds or furniture . ...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...pallets - sertain of which have been treated against insect attack by highly toxic chemicals - make sure you know how to read pallet labels to see if they are toxic or can be safely reused for beds and furniture inside, here . There are many local companies that trade building materials, those can probably be found b...

Recycled barn beams and a refinished clawfoot bathtub
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Recycled & reclaimed materials

...pallets: last but not least - one of the most abundant supplies of ready-made building materials are shipping pallets. They are generally considered about the same as 'packaging' and rarely if ever returned to their source. They can be dissasembled and used for the planking, but in their original form they lend thems...

Timber frame construction
Wood and organic materials

Wood frame construction

...pallets How to identify non-toxic pallets for furniture and inside homes Which is better, OSB or plywood - for roofs, walls and floors How to sustainably dispose of construction waste Find more about green home construction in the Ecohome Green Building Guide pages - also, learn more about the b...

FSC certified wood carries the FSC certification labels
Wood and organic materials

All about FSC certified lumber & wood products - Why FSC certification is important

...pallets How to identify non-toxic pallets for furniture and inside homes Which is better, OSB or plywood - for roofs, walls and floors? The best lumber choices for wood frame construction of homes How to sustainably dispose of construction waste Where to find FSC certified products locally...