Deutsch Very simple, but charming despite of, or actually because of that: the pallet bench/tablöe combination i saw outside Wuppertals Utopiastadt (“Utopia Town”, link in german), an alternative work/life area in an abandoned railway station. The palette bench is composed with (well, many) plain and simple stacked pallets, so is the table – two pallets of a somehow unfamiliar variety (they remind me of the U.S. pallet with continuous surface […]

Deutsch The “Observe Hack Make 2013″, shortened OHM2013 was this year’s Hacker camp in the Netherlands. I was there mostly because of internet- and socio-political reasons and issues and because of my general interest in fine people doing cool stuff with all kinds of electrical/electronical/other equipment, but as it happens, i also observed a quite pretty and very comfortable outdoor couch made of euro pallets there. Raw material: quite a […]

Deutsch A kitchen shelf. Preferably in combination with a “workbench wall”, an area where you can hang kitchen utensils and cuterly, that was the plan. Frame conditions: wall space long enough for two pallet widths. Therefore: two pallets wide. Next, the window still should be opened, preferably without cullet. Moreover: a kitchen is a somehow tricky area regarding dust and dirt on the one hand, on the other hand in […]

Deutsch Between all the cuddly furniture stuff, a few pictures out of the RPG/LARP corner. What do you do when you like movies like Mad Max and role-playing games like Shadowrun? Those true at heart and strong at will build their own post-apocalyptic scenario and use it for play, fun and party. In such a way, the Gran Paradiso Roadhouse Club was built by some of my ex-colleagues and when […]

Deutsch The following needs not necessarily to be built with pallets, neither are pallets sufficient for its creation. The occasion for its construction were the really nice drawers i had as a leftover from a cupboard which reached its final destination while my last move to the new flat. I had to throw out most cupboard parts, but kept the shelves for being quite noce wood and looking useable, and […]

Deutsch A known phenomenon: when you start to work with pallets, you start to see them anywhere, I had a pallet glassed look through my neighbourhood already, and still i found quite a lot more pallet furniture just a short walk away. First, the “Kugelpudel” – in german, its the rhyming translation of “ball poodle”, selling the best icecream i ever had, with its upcycled furniture. Then, there was the […]

Deutsch I moved to a new flat, and therefore had to dissect some furniture. Transportation went fine, and afterwards, why not restructure some of the pallet furniture? This was mandatory for the pallet sofa which didn’t fit in its old L-Form, but with the double bed, i changed some details which i now really like. In the former version, the mattress was positioned quite “on top” of the bed, now […]

Deutsch What took shape in the first part of the Pallet Canvas Chair DIY Howto is now finished. After the lounge chair was grinded, mounted and glazed, the provisional wiring/chaining had to be put in a sustaineable form, and at last, there was a critical lack of cushioning Addendum regarding the varnish: I went with a transparent glaze, criteria were suitability for outdoor use/weather resistance and lowest possible toxilogical risk. […]

Deutsch Part one – i hadn’t all needed materials to have this canvas chair completed in one afternoon. Nevertheless, it should be a feasable task for *one* afternoon if you have all needed stuff at hand. Garden furniture made of pallets seems a Good Thing(tm) to do: robust material, the looks match to garden/outdoor usage and if you place your furniture once and leave it (means: not take it into […]

Deutsch While my original pallet sofa was L-shaped, i had a problem after moving into my new flat: the previous form would not fit into my kitchen, where the DIY-Sofa should have its new place. Btw., regarding moving to a different flat: transportation etc. was totally ok – of course the three sofa elements were some of the more clumsier furniture pieces to be moved, but they’re stabnle, they’re quite […]