Book Review – Wood Pallet Projects


If you're a regular reader of Woodworking Plans & Projects, you'll probably have noticed that we're rather keen on wood recycling. Wood Pallet Projects is one book that will show you how to make a range of items for your home and garden without shelling out on expensive timber, and reusing what would otherwise go to waste. Free pallets are constantly advertised on websites like Gumtree, and often found in builders' skips, or given away by garden centres, hauliers, small industrial units… The list is virtually endless and in every locale the place to find them varies, but they can be found! Chris Gleason has put together a collection of 12 projects in three categories; 'Easy Home Accessories', 'Furniture, Indoors and Out' and 'Fun & Functional Projects'.

All are made from 100% pallet wood. It remains up to you whether you leave the finished item in a 'rustic' state, or refinish the wood, as shown in the very smart coffee table project. Some favourites from the book are an entry caddy, incorporating a mirror, shelf and hooks, so you can empty your pockets on your way in and check your barnet on your way out; and a magazine display box – the perfect place to keep your WPP collection! As well as the 12 projects outlined in full, there is a whole section dedicated to other completed projects made from pallet wood to inspire you, as well as an extensive guide to finding and preparing your pallet wood, safety considerations, and the use of tools.

Simon Frost


Price: £12.99 (plus P&P)

ISBN: 978-1-56523-544-1

Contact: GMC Publications

Tel: 01273 488 005



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