am totally in love with the use of pallets (aka skids) in design... when i spotted this beautiful wall made of recycled pallets over at the always-inspiring blog poppytalk, it got me thinking... rather than doing a wall (my new landlord might not approve!), i'm going to take the same idea and build a table!
as far as a table design goes i'm undecided. i could go quite lo-fi and basic, or i could gear up a notch and try something that looks a little more challenging... i think the pallet shape lends itself quite well to this table that i've been coveting: the simple & functional table/desk belonging to textile designer lotta jansdotter. i do so love all that lovely storage space - not to mention her other decorating tips for small-space dwellers!
something like this will be perfect in my new space - i'm moving house tomorrow! even in an apartment of a respectable size - 800-900 square feet and two bedrooms - finding adequate storage is always on my radar.
and there are pallet ideas for every ability and space, not to mention budget. pallets can be found many places for free or nearly free - they seem to make the perfect building material! i might have to try these other ideas too:
and this amazing pallet house is a concept project designed to be transitional housing for those in need. i think the basic idea would translate well to a treehouse. oh, for the want of a tree to call my own! i'll have to tackle that whole matter after the table comes to fruition!
now, to find some pallets, post haste...