Its #international week at @TerraCycle! Check out the creation the whole team made…we call it the “TerraCycle Carden” #Diy #reduce #reuse #recycle #teamwork #garden #upcycle #tires
I thought it made a pretty cool pen holder. #PenHolder #Pens #McDonalds #FrenchFries #French #Fries #ImLovingIt #SmoothestPenInTheWorld #Profile #InkJoy #PaperMate #B2P #Bottle2Pen #Pilot #ReUse #Reduce #Recycle
very interesting up-cycle!
Convert an old pallet to hold wine bottles and glasses.
I couldn’t wait to try my hand at a DIY pallet project when I first started to see these upcycling projects pop up all over the web.
The incentive to take on one of these DIY projects, for me, is the belief that I’m using something efficiently, beyond its original purpose. The whole point of a good upcycle is that it removes real, often environmentally-harmful waste from the system to create something useful and beautiful.
That’s why these projects are such a disappointment.
If you’ve ever actually handled a pallet, you know that this wood, though hardwood, is also the roughest, most splintery, and unevenly cut.
Yes, pallets get a bad rap for being one of those single-use, disposable cogs in the shipping and manufacturing waste machine. However, many are actually used over and over again in a closed loop system, and they are made from wood that isn’t used in other furniture making. Ultimately, they are also biodegradeable, unlike plastic or metal alternatives (see this interesting article about the pros and cons of wooden pallets).
Brick and Baubles Ashley Ramsey’s review of dangers of using upcycled pallets also brings up the point that pallets have been used to transport god-knows-what. They make a nice little habitat for bacteria, insects and vermin, too. (When you let your mouse hover over one of those pallet project links, just imagine that’s a real mouse. In your DIY pallet project.)
So maybe someday I will spends hours sanding and staining a pallet for one of these projects, although I doubt it.
And my advice to you? If someone ever tries to sell you a rough-ass $1,000 pallet bed, you tell them to go f* themselves (just kidding. Not.)
400 followers now, so happy thank you all!!
Anónimo asked: Bedheads
Anónimo asked: how can we make these chairs?
which of all the chairs?
j-yardie asked: Thank you for re-blogging my post. It was a university project called the 'Journeyman'. I had created two components thats contrast each other in their design. the top is organic and reclaimed cross-cuts of Ash. Whereas the cage-like legs is industrious and forced to be rounded. I hope you liked my chair as much as I do. I really appreciate you re-blogging my work, Thank You !!!
you’re welcome :)
Ruler Lamp by Maurice Klapfish (via How To Recycle Waste? Ask Maurice Klapfish from Lamp Revival! | Green Design Blog)