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Who would have thought that something as plain and basic as a wooden pallet could be the building blocks to creating spectacular furniture and accessories for your home? The creative genius of designers Nikkita Palmer and Billy Barker, Pallet Style: 20 Creative Home Projects Using Recycled Wooden Pallets shows how to easily transform something that usually gets recycled or used as firewood into beautiful, sustainable, and useful objects for the home. The book’s introduction explains the different kinds of standard pallets, many of which can be sourced for free as they are so readily available.
Full instructions for deconstructing a pallet are provided, together with ideas on how to source them. The projects are divided into three sections – Furniture, Storage & Display, and Accessories – each project includes full step-by-step instructions and photographs. In the section on “Furniture,” Nikkita and Billy will teach you how to construct low-level sectional seating for a living room, a home bar for friends to gather around, or a stylish coffee table. The chapter on “Storage & Display” features ways to transform a pallet into an elegant display shelf, a useful herb box planter, and a log “basket” to help organize any room, as well as a recycling center for your kitchen that will make trash night a cinch. In “Accessories,” find out how to make everything from key hooks, a breakfast tray perfect for a lazy Sunday morning in bed, and a charming festival sign.
Whether you want to make something in a weekend or are embark on a more complex bespoke piece for your home, each of these projects are stylish design solutions, from Scandi-influenced urban apartments to rustic retreats.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nikkita Palmer is a young, upcoming designer. Together with her partner Billy Barker, she designs bespoke furniture and homewares for domestic interiors, retail stores and cafes.
Pallet Style: 20 Creative Home Projects Using Recycled Wooden Pallets By Nikkita Palmer and Billy Barker Photography by Brent Darby Kyle Books, an imprint of Octopus Books, distributed in the US by Hachette; June 2019; Hardcover; 978-0-857835-22-2; 144 Pages; 71/2”x 93/4”; Full-Color Photographs Throughout; $24.99US/$27.99 Canadian.