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How to Make Your Own Pallet Furniture

Learn how to make your own pallet furniture on a one-day workshop

Learn how to make your own furniture from reclaimed pallets on this hands-on, one-day workshop.

Salvaged pallets are a great resource of free wood for upcycling. They’re very widely available, often simply discarded or burnt as waste, but they have so many great uses and give a distinctive rustic character. There are lots of pallet projects you can do with just simple tools and basic carpentry skills.

This workshop will give you all the know-how you need to get started, and you’ll make your own simple pallet box to take home, using only hand tools.

The session covers:

  • how to find free pallets
  • how to split them
  • cutting and shaping
  • methods for joints
  • ideas for adding brackets and hinges
  • finishes such as waxes and oils
  • useful equipment such as hand tools and power tools

A number of completed pallet projects will be on show, to give you some inspiration and unleash your own creativity!

The workshop is on Saturday 15 September near Appleby. Tickets are £45 (adults only), including all materials. See full details and book your place

This event is part of the 2018 Cumbria Green Build Festival, run by Cumbria Action for Sustainability, which runs throughout September across the county. The wide range of green lifestyle and building events are supported by the Big Lottery, Cumbria County Council, Electricity North West, Historic England, the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and South Lakeland District Council.

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