Creative designs for one-of-a-kind, upcycled projects using the world's most widely available reclaimed wood The humble wood pallet is a key element in the global world of shipping, yet all too often it's eventually smashed into pieces and tossed into a dumpster. That perfectly good, all-natural wood deserves a better fate! Crafting with Wood Pallets offers readers innovative new projects for transforming wood pallets into all types of beautiful, useful items for the home and garden. Upcycling wood pallets has quickly become one of the most popular trends in home and garden DIY design, and this book's 20 hands-on projects teach readers everything they need to know. Including 80 full-color photos, it guides them step by step from easier, beginner projects like simple trays and shelves to more advanced projects like benches and kitchen islands. Crafting with Wood Pallets is packed with helpful tips for working with salvaged wood, like how to choose the best pallets, use the necessary tools, and master the art of disassembly. Also included is the author's unique painting technique that adds a one-of-a-kind and colorful twist to every project.
Turn simple shipping pallets into stunning crafts for your home! With DIY Wood Pallet Projects, you can finally personalize your space without having to spend a fortune on getting that perfect rustic chic look. Featuring 35 creative upcycling ideas, you'll transform old wood pallets into beautiful projects that will help fill your home and yard with style and personality. If you've never picked up a power tool, don't worry. The easy, step-by-step instructions guide you through the entire woodworking process as you recreate all of your favorite designs. Inside, you'll find one-of-a-kind creations like: Rustic wood clock Herringbone coffee table Planter box with mitered corners Cut-out silhouette art Pallet slat-backed bookcase Complete with stunning photographs and plenty of inspiration, each of the designs in DIY Wood Pallet Projects will be the perfect addition to your home.
Wood Pallet Projects shows how anyone can upcycle salvaged pallet wood to create truly one-of-a-kind furniture and accessories. Maverick craftsman Chris Gleason combines sound woodworking techniques with a hip designer's sensibility to unleash the limitless possibilities of the common skid. Inside you'll find inspired projects for rescuing and repurposing pallets. Some of his pieces celebrate the rough, edgy character of the material, while others are crafted as fine furniture. He shows how to construct both indoor and outdoor furniture in a variety of styles, along with other useful items such as a birdhouse, a toolbox, and even a ukulele..
The sandman: child's bed; Man's best friend: floor lamp; Charles-Eduard: Armchair; Cinchas: sun lounger; Invader: coffee table; Theatre: bed head; Where's Brian?: coat stand; Miss Table: garden table; Michel: desk; Grand Large: corner shelf -- Upholsterer's: pouffe; Sunday: kitchen shelves; Peace and Light: wallt lights; Charlotte: shelf unit; Petula: picnic tray -- The Suitcase: floor lamp; Lizard: garden seat; Lisette: bedside table-light; Biblio'Pal: bookcase; The shadow's Share n. 2: standard lamp; Line up: dining table // Designer profiles: Nina Tolstrup; M&M Designers; Fabrice Peltier; Philippe Daney;Le Fourbi Créatif de Macha; Karl Zahn; Mr&Mlle; Modulopal; Philippe Besnard; Most Architecture
STYLISH DESIGNS FOR URBAN CHIC PROJECTS USING THE WORLD'S MOST INDISPENSABLE BUILDING MATERIAL—INDUSTRIAL PIPES Want to add an urban chic twist to your home decor? Just head down to your local hardware store for some pipe, then do the fun projects in this book. Packed with easy-to-follow tutorials and 400 step-by-step color photos, this helpful DIY guide teaches you how to transform plumbing fixtures into all types of cool household furnishings, including: FURNITURE •Wall-Mounted Bookshelves •Rolling Side Table DECOR •Decorative Door Handles •Tabletop Book Holder LIGHTING •Industrial Candelabra •Steampunk Floor Lamp STORAGE •Jewelry Stand •Garden Tool Rack Author James Angus explains everything you need to know, from choosing the fittings and using the right tools to mastering the art of assembly and adding designer touches for a finished look.
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Where people live, trees live. They provide shade, beautify our neighborhoods, filter our water, and clean our air, but when they die, we often don't know what to do with them. More and more, that is changing as we learn the skills to reclaim those trees as lumber. Aimed at the woodworking hobbyist or aspiring DIYer, The Art and Craft of Wood introduces readers to the basics of wood craft. The Art and Craft of Wood will inspire you to make something of your own through simple, approachable instructions and inspiring step-by-step photos. As a reader, you will learn valuable skills, including: - Where to find wood that you can reclaim for your own use - How to mill, stack, dry, and flatten your log into useable lumber - Create a variety of useful household furnishings in 7 step-by-step projects ranging in difficulty from novice to more complicated - What to do with leftover material, such as making firestarters and animal bedding The authors, who are also the filmmakers behind the documentary Felled, a film about giving new life to urban trees, have lived the process and share what they learned along the way, including the fulfillment of crafting a beautiful, practical item from wood that has been overlooked or discarded.
Create a Beautiful, Modern Home with One-of-a-Kind DIY Furniture Beds, organizers, Adirondack chairs, a play table, and more! It's easy to build inexpensive, quality furnishings with this indispensible collection of woodworking projects from Ana White, the popular blogger who has inspired millions of homemakers with her stylish furniture plans and DIY spirit. As a young mom on a tight budget, Ana learned to make her own well-designed pieces inspired by the styles in her favorite stores—saving thousands of dollars in the process. Now, in this reference for woodworkers of all skill levels, Ana shares everything she has learned along the way. Inside The Handbuilt Home you'll find: • Plans for 34 versatile furniture projects for every room in your house—from beginner-friendly home accessories to sturdy tables, a media center, kids’ items, and storage solutions • Comprehensive information on using off-the-shelf lumber and basic equipment—almost every project can be made with a drill, a saw, and some hand tools • Easy-to-follow instructions, costs, and time estimates to guide even the most amateur of carpenters through any project You don’t need to be physically tough or superstrong to make your own furniture, and it’s okay if you don’t know that a 2x4 doesn’t actually measure 2 by 4 inches. All you need is the determination to create a better home for yourself or your family and the confidence to say, “I can build that.” Also available as an eBook
Salvage-Style Projects is the definitive inspirational resource and how-to guide for turning cast-off architectural details into high-style, low-cost home furnishings. This 144-page book includes 22 creative reuse projects for everything from vintage porcelain faucet taps to paneled wood doors. All that's required of the reader is a sense of adventure, an eye for bargains, and a good tool kit. The author even helps with the last two by offering treasure-hunting tips and a guide to setting up an in-home workshop.
Discover the satisfaction of building your own lawn chairs, fences, bootjacks, cold frames, and compost bins. Ken Braren and Roger Griffith show you how to build a variety of easy-to-make items for your home and garden that are designed to save you money and make your life easier. Even if you have limited construction experience, the simple instructions and clear illustrations in this guide will have you confidently crafting your own potting bench and building a basement closet.
Invite Mother Nature into your home with 35 rustic projects that are both unique and functional. Using found wood and the easy-to-follow instructions, reusing what nature has provided is a simple way to add natural warmth to your decor. More than 35 eco-chic projects such as a coat rack, curtain rods, candle holders, desk sets, picture frames, a table, chess set, and more.
This is a collection of 24 easy-to-build wood projects for your garden and backyard, each of which can be constructed in a single weekend. Outdoor Wood Projects features 24 projects for the backyard and garden that can be completed with basic DIY tooling,
Building with Secondhand Stuff takes green remodeling and construction practices to new extremes. From deconstruction methods and salvaging tips to plotting efficient cutting plans and devising creative new uses for everyday items, it is packed with clever ways to obtain low-cost materials (and reduce landfilling in the process). This book contains the answer to a question most of us have wondered about at some point: Is that pile of used maple flooring I saw on Craigslist worth taking? From plywood to hardwood flooring, to windows, doors, carpeting and more, salvaging building materials can save you thousands of dollars (and is about as green as you can get). This book is a hands-on, do-it-yourselfer's guide that shows you how to identify materials that can be salvaged efficiently and then gives you step-by-step instructions on how to go about doing it. Plus, it provides over one dozen complete plans featuring clever ideas for putting salvaged materials to good use as useful home furnishings.