We needed a new bookcase, and I was feeling creative. I had been thinking about it for a while and then I stumbled across a load of industrial pallets used to carry air conditioning units at my local shopping center. I contacted the center and asked them if I could have the wood, and they were happy to get rid of it. I spent 4 hours breaking it up and cutting it short enough to fit in my fiance’s Audi A3 (not the ideal car for the job!) and then brought it home. I probably spent a month working on the project when I had spare time. Most of the bookcase was constructed on my balcony, some in the living room, the basement carpark, and on one occasion I was banished to the bathroom as I was making too much noise and my fiance wanted to watch the TV – hey, you got to do what you got to do right?!