Sunday, July 1, 2012

From Pallets to Playhouse


Here's a playhouse my husband and I are building for our children.
It is made almost entirely out of discarded shipping containers and pallets!
I just wanted to share this since it's an incredible testament not only to the vast amount of waste all around us, but also proof that with a little ingenuity and creativity it's possible to make something wonderful with almost no money involved (so far we have spent around $100 total. That was for things like nails, screws, and paint).
It's not quite finished, and I'll be sure to post an update when it is!

8 comments:

  1. So...have we got a finished product yet? My husband build a great work bench for the garage, that he`s gotten so many compliments on, of corse at no costs to us except the nails. We just love all the ideas we get from pinterest.

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  2. Very cute! Love the "up-cycling" by reusing what is already around. I would love for my husband to make one. We have tons of screws and such already which would reduce our cost. Our idea of "almost nothing" is a lot lower than $100, more like $10 for our family. ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. do you have a plan, I would love to make this for my boys.

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  4. I would also love a plan or at least the dimensions. Thanks!!!

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  5. I hope you used 'clean' pallets. Most pallets are contaminated with chemicals. I would do a serious amount of research on re-using pallets before I would let my children anywhere near something like this.

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    1. chemical pallets = colored pallets

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  6. Do you have plans are how many pallets were used?

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  7. please post some plans for this... would love to make this for my son... all the way from Sunny Glasgow, Scotland... also...wow...it's amazing!

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