Saturday, January 12, 2013

Upcycled Wooden Pallets: Yay or Nay?

I have long thought it would be brilliant to use wooden pallets for in home construction projects.  I had a fantastic design in my head for making a pallet-sofa.  Unfortunately, I never have figured out how to get pallets without stealing them.  I have eyed so many different great projects and drooled over some really excellent ideas.

Today I read an excellent article about the dangers, yep: dangers, of using pallets in your home.  I'm convinced.  I will not use pallets for decorating in my home, there are too many risks for my family.

Thank you Cupboards Online for opening my eyes.

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  1. I had no idea there were safety problems with pallets! We had them in the basement of our last house. We set our washer, dryer, and various other boxes and things we stored in the basement on the pallets. This helped keeping everything off the floor since we tended to get a bit of water on the floor when it rained heavily.

  2. I had never thought about dangers with them either, I thought they would be fantastic for using in the home - free wood.

  3. Wooden pallets can be dangerous because they're highly combustible.-