Training course in Upcycling with Pallets. An introduction to making furniture with pallets for beginners in Somerset: one or two days

Duration: One day

Price: £75

Run by: scott
at Black Paw upcycle project


silver street
ba6 8bs

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About the Course

You can choose just to do the Upcycling with Pallets course as a one day course or stay for the whole weekend (for £150)!

The course will cover the tools and techniques used in taking apart a pallet and turning it into something new, using upcycling skills and reclaimed timber.

This course is for anyone who wishes to learn how to turn pallets into something useful.


During the day we will cover:-
• Pallet sourcing.
• Taking apart a pallet.
• Designing your project.
• Marking out.
• Using hand tools safely.
• Using power tools safely.

You will then be supported to put it all into practice and de-construct a full-size pallet and then build a project, which you can then take home with you at the end of the day.


The day will be focused on how you create finishes with recycled wood projects and how you integrate other materials or lights. During the day you will learn about the following:

Adding electric lights to your design by wiring a plug and a light and then integrating the wires into your design.

Using colours and decorative finishes e.g staining wood, aging wood, different types of paint effects on wood, distressing wood and using heat to distress wood.

Using chain and stone to distress wood.

Working with metal, adding metal parts and cutting metal.

Again you will then be supported to put it all into practice and build another project, which you can also then take home with you at the end of the day.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

All materials and tools are included in the day, but old clothes, work boots and work gloves are recommended.

All courses are run indoors in the dry with heating.

There is also free tea and coffee throughout the day.

Please get in touch to book a place.

More info via the website button above.

Want to review this course?

What a superb course! Scott aimed the course at the level appropriate for the participants and supported us through the main processes of sourcing, dismantling, assembling and finishing a product. He was able to provide vital tips in all areas while answering any questions we had with ease. I feel confident now to begin creating any item of furniture from old pallets! Scott was a delight, engaging and supportive throughout. Thanks for everything.

- - #8465

I had an amazing day.
Scott gave me loads of support to learn how to make amazing stuff with old pallets.
the course was well put together and a lots of hands on doing stuff

- - #8381

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Course Start Dates

Saturday 24th February 2018
Saturday 24th March 2018
Saturday 21st April 2018
Saturday 12th May 2018
Saturday 23rd June 2018
Saturday 21st July 2018
Saturday 15th September 2018
Saturday 27th October 2018
Saturday 24th November 2018
Saturday 8th December 2018

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