31 Mar '17, 1pm

How to upcycle pallets into "rustic-industrial" stuff for your home

Five years ago, TreeHugger and other green design sites were mad about shipping pallets; next to shipping containers they were the most popular recycled building materials on TreeHugger. As an architect I have to admit that I was never fond of them; it all seemed a bit grungy and rough. They also were often toxic, being treated either with chemicals or with heat to control bugs. Some American ones were treated with the neurotoxin and carcinogen methyl bromide (marked MB). This made them unpalletable. Also five years ago, every site was full of infographics, which I also hated ; they took ten times the space to convey what a few words might, they often linked to really sketchy online universities and worst of all, they were impossible to check because they didn't have hyperlinks. Source: Fix.com Blog So I was surprised when I was pitched an infographic on building with pall...

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