Simple, rustic, completely DIY-able. [Stylizimo Blog via Creature Comforts]
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I love this. What nice pillows too. Rustic and stylish. Not crazy about the antlers - even if they were found in the woods, porcupines and other critters depend on chewing that as food / essential nutrients.
Um, aren't alot of pallets sprayed with insecticides and mold-repellents? I love the look, but am a little hesitant to put something that may be soaked in insecticide so close to my head, like the Victorians did with arsenic wallpaper. How do we know this will be safe?
I agree with lwyrgrl1. Also, though it looks adorable, I'm concerned about 3 things: mold repellent, the fire hazzard and less important... splinters. Even sanding it down, the wood is so dry it would splinter too easily.
Looks great, but I agree with the previous posters - unless you're certain they aren't, assume that all pallets come with a chemical payload. This is not a good idea.
I so agree with the comments regarding chemicals. I love the idea of re-using them. But I shudder to think of these as headboards or even worse, as I have seen these made in to furniture for children. Can anyone confirm the chemicals in pallets?
yep. as far as i know, they're doused in insecticide and fire retardants. do not want!i would only do this if you're certain the pallet is untreated.
love the antlers though!
I'm so glad everyone else thinks this is a bad idea, too. I actually think it's irresponsible for AT to endorse it (without any research or warnings whatsoever) if it's going to be dangerous to readers' health!On the other hand, I wonder where one could find untreated pallets?
@everyone concerned about chemicalsThank you! EVERY SINGLE TIME I see a post (either on AT or anywhere else) about pallets, I wonder about this.Are we sure that all pallets are treated in this manner? or can we get pallets from the source and not from the trash heap?
On chemically treated pallets: *raises hand* Yes, I can confirm that all pallets are treated with a variety of chemicals. I used to work in an industry that uses them regularly. They are required to be treated to prevent diseases and insects from travelling interstate and internationally. Have you ever heard of news where where crops or 100 yr old tree lined streets are all infected and die? In fact, we were required by the gov't to submit proof that the pallets were indeed chemically treated before they product would be approved for interstate travel.It's an interesting idea but I would not use pallets for this purpose.
Re-Nest had a post a few months ago about using pallets for vertical gardens which, if you followed the links, led to the following site regarding heat-treated pallets. I'm not an expert, but apparently not all of them are fumigated. Some are heat-treated and they'll be marked with an HT to indicate this. http://www.palnetusa.com/a/global-domestic-pallet-standards/intl-pallet-standards/what-every-buyer-needs-to-know.tpl
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