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Make your own pallet chair

I like a pallet. How could you not? They are the ultimate raw material for beginner recyclers. I've already written about a clever house and some cinema seating made from them – all very inspiring, but a bit daunting if you aren't a seasoned woodworker, perhaps.

Not any more. The other week, I wrote about a stunning new house designed by Studiomama, an interesting company with a focus on making the most of small spaces and recycled creations. And while raking through their website, I discovered an excellent innovation: downloadable PDF instructions for making your own furniture, including pallet chairs. Just like these (for Studiomama by some rather well-known names)...

Pallet chair by Cornelia Parker 

Pallet chair by Gavin Turk 

Pallet chair by Rachel Whiteread
Fancy knocking up one of these yourselves? 

Download illustrated instructions in PDF form, see left, starting at £10 (though some are free), from the Studiomama webstore – for chairs like these (minus the internationally renowned artist finishes, depending on who you are of course), as well as a sleek pallet lamp, an upright chair, kids' room, bench, stool and this rather marvellous outdoor kitchen.

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