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DIY: Lamps Made from Pallet Wood

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 03, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Meredith Swinehart last modified May 02, 2013

Here's a new one for the ever-expanding "Cool Uses for Pallet Wood" file. UK woodworker Christopher Berry worked in the trade, in school, and at his father's East Sussex workshop, where he produced high-quality replicas of early English furniture. He's since traded the old oak of his father's shop for pallet wood—a cheap shipping material that would otherwise go to waste—to embark on a definitively more modern undertaking. With reclaimed wood in hand, Berry designed a simple, sleek lampshade that he now produces for his studio, FactoryTwentyOne. In an eco-friendly move, Berry streamlined the entire manufacturing process and now keeps shipping cost and volume down by delivering a shade that can be assembled at home. He assures us that the process is easy: no tools, glue, or screws are required. Use the shades with existing light fixtures; they're perfect if you want to swap out unsightly shades that often come with a rental.  To purchase, visit FactoryTwentyOne or Berry's Etsy Shop .        Above: Berry transforms rough materials into shades that are both modern and rustic.      Above: The  Small Shade  is £34.99 and the  Medium  is £44.99. (Shipping to the US adds about £10.)       Above: Shown here with blue and red elastic cords; the cords are also available in black, green, orange, or white elastic.     Above: The large shade, ready for assembly.     Above: Says Berry, "I think about the manufacturing process and try to extract as much as possible."    See one of our all-time favorite uses for pallet wood in Slow Design: Katrin Arens Plate Rack . 






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