Trend: From Cast-off To Furniture

We've entered a new era with respect to cast-offs. Gone are the days of cinder blocks and plastic milk crates. Today it's all about wooden pallets and cable spools. We've spotted endless examples of the resourceful turning pallets into tables, shelves, beds and other furniture pieces. And these cast-offs have entered into childrens' spaces lately as well.

1. We love the re-use of this wood cable spool as a low maintenance coffee table.

2. DIY Wooden Pallet bed.

3. Reading pallet bed, Nursery Tour: Ashley and Family Welcome a Girl.

4. Boy's Circus Inspired Bedroom.

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