Professionals from Design Within Reach judged the students’ projects — awarding first place to Josh Arndt for the re-imagined seesaw. For the project, Arndt bent and welded a salvaged steel plate for the seesaw’s fulcrum and restored a weathered pine beam for the seat.
“The class is all about salvaging and teaching the students to go out and bottom feed,” Herdt said.
She teaches students to find beauty and potential in the discarded objects by investigating their original materials. Her students are inspired to test their creativity while finding new purposes for scraps and waste.
For her project, recent CU graduate Karina White created a modular shelving unit. (Photo courtesy of Stephen Cardinale/CU)
via CU-Boulder ‘Green Tech’ course results in eco-friendly, functional art – Boulder Daily Camera.
Building with pallets is a trend that has taken off, and for good reason. Keeping pallets out of a landfill while turning them into something useful is a great thing, as is free building materials. We have featured a few outdoor pallet projects in the past, such as a vertical pallet garden, a potting bench and a lounge chair. To celebrate the launch of our Outdoor channel, here are five more outdoor pallet projects worth considering.
Before you get started, read the excellent Instructables article ‘How to Determine if a Wood Pallet is Safe for Use,’ which will answer all of your questions about chemical treatments and toxicity. Then take your new-found knowledge and get building.
via Five Fabulous Outdoor Pallet Projects | Apartment Therapy.