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Ev­ery time we use a din­ner plate, then wash and dry it, we’re re­cy­cling. Any­time some­thing is re-used rather than thrown away, it’s re­cy­cling. We all know this is bet­ter than dis­pos­ing things, and when you have to pay to get rid of your trash, re-us­ing things is a darn good idea.

There’s a cre­ative kind of re­cy­cling that is ex­cit­ing be­cause it makes new, use­ful things out of junk, which saves us from dis­pos­ing of them, and saves money since you don’t have to buy new. It’s called “up­cy­cling” and this month we’re fea­tur­ing a fun and easy project you can do in a few min­utes.

This project is the Wood Pal­let Gar­den Ta­ble, and it couldn’t be eas­ier to make. Find two wood pal­lets that are in good shape. If you like, you can cut one down to about half the size of the other. Then cut four pieces of two-by-four, connect the smaller pal­let at the top with the larger pal­let at the bot­tom us­ing nails or deck screws as per the il­lus­tra­tion. That’s it! You’re done. Th­ese are good as out­door fur­ni­ture for pot­ted plants, a small work bench, or you can even use them in­side to help you get or­ga­nized. We’ll pe­ri­od­i­cally print up­cy­cling projects here, but if you’re hun­gry for a bunch of ideas do a search on Google for “re­cy­cle wood pal­lets” and you’ll find lit­er­ally hun­dreds of ideas, from decks, pa­tio fur­ni­ture, wine racks, benches, ta­bles, beds, so­fas, and thou­sands more.

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