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DIY Furniture: upcycling with pallets

DIY Furniture: upcycling with pallets

About the Course

Transform waste pallets into gorgeous bespoke furniture for your home and garden. This course provides an overview of the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet and upcycling it into something new and unique.

Topics covered include:

• Pallet sourcing
• Taking apart a pallet
• Using the whole pallet with as little waste as possible
• Ways of connecting/joining planks together
• Marking out
• Using hand tools safely
• How to use power tools safely

You will gain practical skills and experience of materials, tools and construction as you go through the initial stages of constructing a piece of furniture.

Tutor Profile

Your tutor Carwyn Lloyd Jones has over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry and is an expert in timber framing. Carwyn and his designs have starred in George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces and Cabins in the Wild; the Build a Tiny House course that he teaches at CAT has been featured in The Guardian.


Nestled in the foothills of Snowdonia, the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) is a world-renowned eco centre that researches and supports greener ways of living.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Tuition, all materials and lunch are provided on the day, and full-board accommodation is available at CAT if you would like to stay longer.


Short Courses Team at Centre for Alternative Technology
Centre for Alternative Technology
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Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Fathers Day
  • Hen dos
  • Mothers Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners

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