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Build Your Own Shipping Pallet Furniture With Pallet Room’s Downloadable Instructions

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On April 22, 2013 @ 3:30 pm In carousel showcase,Design,DIY,Green Furniture,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 1 Comment

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After moving into his new apartment, Andrea Scandella needed to furnish the place on a budget. Scandella is studying Design & Engineering at the Polytechnic of Milan [2], so it was a natural extension for him to design and build his own furniture for the apartment. He lived above a market with unused pallets outside of it, so he used these readily available items as a building material.

Since pallets [3] come in universal dimensions, pallet furniture is also universal and can be built by anyone, anywhere. Scandella translated his designs into easy-to-follow IKEA-style instructions and created a website to offer them up for free to anyone. At Pallet Room [4] you can download plans for a stool, a chair, a table, book shelves, and even a bed. Slats from pallets are universal building blocks, but it can be daunting to figure out what to do with them – and these instructions give you a good starting point for how to put them together.

+ Pallet Room [4]

Images ©Andrea Scandella

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[4] Pallet Room: http://www.palletroom.com

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