Deutsch In many respects a first. I wasn’t too keen on creating cabinets before, the material and the expected results seemed “too clunky”, somehow inappropriate to me, and given the restrictions of the material, pallet cupboards just werent’t really obvious to me. Now, a cabinet. Furthermore: i guess in all of my posts, sooner or later I talk about how much I prefer one way pallets to Euro pallets – […]

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 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 […]

Deutsch I moved back to Bochum again and take it as a good sign that just right after moving into my new home, i spotted some pallet benches right around there. They were not built in a way i would have built them, but nevertheless (or just because of this) I’d like to show those here, too, for they’re quite nnice and in a somehow very purist style. Also there […]

Deutsch The following was a spontaneous “I have spare material” thing. Some pallet parts were leftovers from other projects, so whats to do with them? I consider shelves to be less “pallet possible” – a quite heavy material for more “light” furniture, too much effort for a simple piece as a bookboard. But then again, there are the leftovers and one can create a shelf beyond the “I need something […]

Deutsch My first approach to pallet desks is recommended only partially. I’m happy with the end result, but this neends not to be the case with everyone. From the aesthetical point of view, everything is perfectly fine, as it is for the practical advantages of pallet furniture in general. On the other hand theres the known phenomena that you always have to work with a little tolerance regarding precision with […]

Deutsch Pallets are large and bulky, and what you build with them, tends to be large, too: thats not entirely true. If you use a single pallet appropriately, it can be quite fun to build smaller pieces of furniture. The following shoe rack was rather a short tinkering on the occasion, as some shoe pillars started to annoy me. The time spent on it: about two hours, so thats a […]

Deutsch Third and final stage. (previous tasks: pallet sofa: first constructions, pallet sofa: diy session two). In session two I already mentioned that the foam mattresses arrived recently. Two mattresses, eight centimeter thick foam, 200×120 cm, that should be enough (it was). I had to do a bit of patchwork and plan the cutting quite good. I had very few offcut afterwards, thats fine. OTOH, most foam parts “in one […]

Deutsch Second stage: Since the first pallet sofa DIY session, a package arrived with a two 2x2m 8cm foam plascic boards. At the hardware store i bought six meter timber beams (6x8cm thick), and an electric staple gun. Today, the wooden framework was completed – sofa parts with backrests are completed, so is the base structure. First, the remaining backrest assemblys. The longer part of the L-Shape has now also […]

Deutsch What follows was partly experimental: i wrote this text while the sofa wasn’t finisted as the first of three blogposts documenting the progress on a pallet sofa. Spoiler: the blog icon to the left shows the finisted thing. It worked, and its great, yay! Nevertheless: i’ll leave in the “i don’t know yet” stuff in this blogpost, for i really didn’t, and it shows quite good how a project […]