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Modern & organic furnishing for the home by TheDesignPallet

Reclaimed WASTE Wood coffee table with Hairpin Legs

The Design Pallet builds sustainable custom furniture and home decor items using locally salvaged and reclaimed lumber. Simple, modern tables, benches, nightstands, desks, candle holders, test tube spice racks, book ends, salt boxes, desk organizers, test tube flower vase, key valets, and jewelry holders. Custom orders and wholesale welcome.

Locally salvaged Live Edge Walnut cutting board - Medium

Walnut Test Tube Spice Rack w/ cork stoppers in Salvaged wood - live edge

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Indestructables: Cutting (floor) Board

Cutting (floor) Board



Cutting boards are a valuable, and, at times, under-appreciated kitchen accessory.  In this plastic age, we have been overrun with sick, milky-white slabs of questionable origin, claiming to be safe and clean.  After a few weeks, you end up with a scarred, savaged scrap, un-saveable, collecting crud in all those crevices.  The alternative?  A solid, reclaimed hardwood cutting board made from old flooring, hand-rubbed with tung oil to a high, non-toxic sheen.  In a pinch, it’s solid enough to chock the tires on your inlaw’s RV, or knock a kitchen intruder unconscious.  It’s also cheap (nearly free!), beautiful, and can be continually refinished, lasting for generations.

Cutting (floor) Board

I put this cutting board together with oak and maple floorboards pulled from old Chicago bungalows.  Save what you can from alleys, building sites, and salvage shops, get some good glue, and set aside an afternoon.  If you are lacking some of the heavier equipment needed — thickness planer, pipe clamps, router — you could laminate it together using the technique found in this table I did a few years ago:  http://www.instructables.com/id/Scrap-Table/

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weekly wrap up + ariele alasko | Design*Sponge

I’ve been waiting to write this all week, but wanted to hold off until the week’s end so it could be the top post for a few days in a row. Why? Because I love it that much. Designer and woodworker Ariele Alasko works from her studio in Brooklyn creating stunning furniture and lighting designs from salvaged materials. While the concept of working with salvaged wood and metal isn’t entirely new, I love how Ariele integrates subtle (and sometimes more pronounced) patterns into her work using just the raw materials. Kate first introduced us to her work last week (after seeing her on The Makers), and when I finally brought up her site, I think I literally yelled, “Oh WOW!” at the top of my lungs after seeing not only her work but also her incredible studio. Let’s just cut to the chase: there’s an entire wall of eucalyptus leaves arranged like an undulating wave (third photo below). I mean, come on. I kept staring at the photo online and saying, “Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh.” Needless to say, Amy and I have already politely begged her for a home tour 😉

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