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21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture. Wood pallets have been around for decades as mechanisms for shipping and storing larger items (among other things).

21 ways of turning pallets into unique pieces of furniture

Recently, however, wooden pallets have become much more than a once-and-done packaging piece. They’ve become a useful resource in home décor and design. Used by beginner to professional DIYers in projects from wall coverings to large and small furniture pieces to home décor accessories, wood pallets can be disassembled into wood planks that can be used for any number of projects.

The wood can be like new, rustic with patina, or somewhere in between. And, best of all (to the DIY world, at least), is their price: Free! Online | Make: Projects – Doortop Stash. PIXERS: Your Walls & Stuff & Design You Trust - Design and Beyond! - StumbleUpon. All That Is Interesting - The First Zombie-Proof House. Somehow, ritual drunk-conversation concerning team captains for the apocalypse has become a major part of the lives of 20-somethings.

All That Is Interesting - The First Zombie-Proof House

Having been matured in the Grandaddy-crowned masterpiece film (put “A.M. 180” on and forget that you have a job) 28 Days Later and the best-selling Zombie Survival Guide, we’re all a little too ready to deal with the 2012 zombie apocalypse of our dreams. “The Safe House,” designed by KWK Promes, starts to get eerily close to something I could work with, if say 200 bludgeoned members of the undead army came over to eat their way into borrowing some sugar. “The most essential item for our clients was acquiring the feeling of maximum security,” begins the designers’ website in the summary of the structure. Fabio Viale. Drowning Beautiful | Cole rise. Best photos on the web. §.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island's unique underwater suite (NOT photoshop) The 360 House in Madrid by Subarquitectura. Loopy Home This stunning architectural piece called the 360 House in Madrid, Spain eschews standard conformity by looping in on itself.

The 360 House in Madrid by Subarquitectura

The roof is at once protective and accessible as a walkway. Of course this means that almost no wall inside is flat but I suspect interior designers are up for a new challenge nowadays. Congrats to Andrés Silanes, Fernando Valderrama and Carlos Bañón. Wonderwall.