The Disappearing Pallets –

Something that has gone relatively unnoticed, at least over a large part of my area, is the sudden  appearance of empty spaces outside factories, building sites and stores, where piles of wooden transport frames, known as pallets, had been stacked for delivery to landfill at the tip. Those stacks have suddenly dwindled.

When along came the Covid 19 Pandemic, with everyone in lockdown with little to do and nowhere to go, suddenly the piles of pallets began to disappear, as people found different ways to recycle the free wood. Just take a look at YouTube!

.My place- The Bijou Abode – is full of upcycled pallet furniture, acquired online locally during the Big Lockdown when nobody went shopping. Firstly they were only garden items, mainly planter boxes, but lately they have been appearing inside. I suppose after my white-flat-pack-tiny- house-phaze, going rustic is acceptable. You will see recycled pallets appear in their new guise throughout this site. When I get bored they will go outside as garden furniture- or maybe even the kerbside pickup for someone else to enjoy. Or recycle. Or burn as firewood.

Flatpack furniture – left. Rustic pallet tv stand – centre. Traditional wood desk – right. Something had to go.

My idea for a surprisingly comfy daybed (sofa)

TV Stand

By Eunice C English

Writer, artist,retired. Have Parkinsons Plus and Macular Degeneration so please ignore typos! Gathering some of my memories and writings into one place t share with you.

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