Pallet Coffee Table

Danielle Pace Pallet Coffee Table

DYI Pallet coffee table. Enjoy…

 

Pallet Safety:

There are four main pallet pool companies in the world that you could differentiate with the color:

  • Red pallets: pool LPR (La Palette Rouge from Europe)
  • Red pallets: pool PECO (The Pallet Exchange Company from the USA)
  • Blue pallets: pool CHEP (Commonwealth Handling Equipment Pool from Australia)
  • Brown pallets: pool IPP (IPP Logipal from Europe)

I do not advise to use them, especially for indoor use. You may find traces of formaldehyde and other resins used in the composite blocks. Also, there a lot of chances they have been used to transport chemicals.

Also, you have to keep in mind that pallets are often used for international shipping, and while most countries use an NPPO/IPPC code, not all countries are doing it, and such countries may not comply with the international standards.

If you follow this advice and don’t use unknown pallets as a food cutting board or a headboard or anything used in your house and near you, you should be safe to use pallets for your projects.

Take into consideration that like for any works involving cutting or sanding wood, you should always use a mask to keep you from breathing in particles and pollutants.

To be safe, one of the most important thing to remember is that when you cannot establish if the pallet you have is safe or not, DO NOT USE IT for indoor projects such as a headboard, coffee table or another kind of furniture unless they came from a trusted source. In this case, only use it for outdoor projects where you will not be in contact with the pallet too often and avoid growing food on or near used pallet wood. For the health of you, your family and the planet, never burn pallet wood or treated lumber in your fireplace (or even in outdoor).

For information on pallet safety go to http://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-safety/

Drift Wood & Air Plant Wall Art

Danielle Pace DYI Drift Wood and Air Plant Wall ArtUsing drift wood and air plants to create a unique piece of art.

Tips on caring for your Tillandsia (aka air plants):

Thoroughly wet your Tillandsia 2-3 times per week; more often in a hot, dry environment; less often in a cool, humid one. In conditions of extreme drying, and consequent moisture loss, Tillandsia cannot get replacement water from their roots like a terrestrial plant, or draw on internal
reserves like a succulent.

The Water you use is important. NEVER USED DISTILLED WATER! Softened Water is a NO NO for the salt content. Filtered water, tap water that has sat long enough for the chlorine to dissipate, bottled water or RO are all fine. Pond Water and aquarium water works well as long as they aren’t over crowded with fish and/or reptiles.

Outdoors you may never need to water Tillandsias hanging in a tree if you live in a temperate climate with some humidity. Indoors, the hotter and drier the air, the more you need to water.

Plants should be given enough light and air circulation to dry in no longer than 3 hours after watering. Wind can be a detriment as the plant dries too quickly. Remember that inside with a window fan as well. If the plant dries within a very short period of time, it is not hydrating at all.

Spray misting is insufficient as the sole means of watering but may be beneficial between regular watering in dry climates to increase the humidity.

If the plant is in a shell, be sure to empty the water out. Tillandsias will not survive in standing water.

Under-watering is evidenced by an exaggerating of the natural concave curve of each leaf.

 

Enjoy…

 

 

Vintage Pink and Burlap Baby Shower

Pink & Burlap Vintage Baby Shower Decor