Shipping pallets / Guides

building with recycled shipping pallets
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Building with recycled shipping pallets

...shipping pallets as a garden element is a natural progression for b sq. Design Studio. They made their mobile design office from a standard 8’ x 20’ Shipping container as their display for a number of shows in 2009. Building with shipping pallets © b Sq. Design Studio Since then the b sq. ...

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 for reuse as pallets for shipping - rather than for furniture-making and building beds out of! Toxic pallets? Is it to stop them going missing? As we know, there is a growing trend of building home furniture with used shipping pallets , or ‘skids’, but not all shipping pallets are safe for re-use for two re...

Stairs made from reclaimed barn beams
Wood and organic materials

All about wood

...Shipping 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 fur...

Recycled building materials
Recycled and Reclaimed Materials

Where to buy and sell used building materials

...shipping 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 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

...shipping 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 ab...

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

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

...shipping 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 product...