Pallets dominate Pinterest…

Pinterest, a social media platform where users ‘pin’ images to themed ‘boards’ and share them with others, has bloomed within the last year. Millions of people log in everyday to share images and be inspired by others’. One predominant theme is anything and everything DIY – crafts, furniture, you name it – there are innumerable creative ideas being thrown out there.

An unexpected star of the Pinterest-show is the humble pallet. Though it’s aesthetic is unapologetically functional, this ubiquitous item is the basis of some astonishingly creative re-modelling.

As we’ve discussed in a previous blog post, pallet art has been an established creative outlet for a while. Increasing awareness of the importance of sustainability, the economic climate and a general rejection of mass produced goods has inspired people to seek out ethical ways to be creative. Pallets are not only in their millions, but are one of the cheapest sources of timber.

Chairs, tables, shelving, art – even buildings – are being made out of old pallets. Pinterest, which has rapidly become a hub of creative inspiration, is a brilliant resource to delve into what’s possible with so simple an item. Check out our very own Pinterest page to see some of the amazing work done.

Not just a pretty pallet…

There is more to the humble pallet than just the distribution of goods and products around the Globe, especially when it comes to the recycling and reusing of this understated wooden wonder.

If we were to say to you that pallets could be the basis for sustainable architecture, beautiful furniture, brilliant art and a bit of gardening; we’d forgive you for being a little bit sceptical.Pallet shelvesBut just go to PH Pallet’s Pinterest page and be amazed by the versatility of a wooden pallet. From a quaint shelf in your home to a strikingly contemporary pallet pavilionby German architect Matthias Loebermann – the creativity is incredible.

Of course, we would prefer that the pallets came into us for repair and recycling, so that they can be put to use by our customers for what they were originally intended for.

Pallet Pavilion - Matthias Loebermann

Photographed by Mila Hacke, Berlin

But as long as a pallet or its wood doesn’t end up collecting dust in the corner of a warehouse or dumped in landfill, then we’re a happy bunch at PH Pallets.

Pallet stairs

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