Hello there - greetings from Amazing Thailand! What a fantastic site - and what amazingly talented and imaginative crafters we have here! I've always had an interest in recycling, and ever since I started using Pinterest, I keep seeing these awesome pallet wood creations. I've been chomping at the bit to get started.
Pallet Serving Tray:
I couldn't find large serving trays anywhere in Thailand, so I thought this was an excellent opportunity to see how I could use some of my pallet wood to make one.
The tray for serving measures approximately 24 inches long and doesn't have sides - at the moment. I may add some later if things keep falling off. I used two pieces of pallets that have the forklift openings as the handles and did some decorative carving along the tops of the handles. I sanded it all smooth.
The two small bird houses I designed primarily because my long-suffering missus has been nagging me for EVER about making some birdhouses, so I got busy, and here we are. They're not fancy, but I've got the bug now so they will become more ornate as time goes by.
Birdhouse No. 1 features a heart-shaped perch while Birdhouse No. 2 features a ring perch below. Both openings into the houses have been drilled out and then sanded smooth to protect bird-feet. Same with the perch areas.
Please feel free to comment or offer advice on my efforts - positive or negative - I'm old enough to take it on the chin so don't hold back!
Keep up the great work guys 'n' gals!