Saving the world, one shipping pallet at a time

Ever since I can remember, I've had a passion for art, crafts, and anything DIY. For me, reclaimed art isn't just a hobby, it's my love, and it's my purpose in life. I began making coat racks, wall organizers, earring holders, out of reclaimed wood and straight up junk. Theres never a shortage of perfectly good wood being thrown out in central NJ. Nothing makes me feel more alive than creating something out of nothing - the ability to breathe new life into wood that would otherwise rot away in a landfill. This art has a strange power over me in that I can feel the wonderful physical effects - the blood pumping through my veins, the serotonin being released in my brain, and the apparent ear to ear smile on my face. If I'm not in the middle of a project, chances are, I'm thinking about one! One day I was driving along and spotted about 10 beautiful wooden pallets next to a dumpster waiting to be thrown out and I just couldn't let that happen. Did you know that only 2% of shipping pallets are recycled? That bothers me. I don't see trash the way most people do, I see the potential. With all of the beautiful pieces of cut wood from the pallets, I started mass-producing wall racks & decided that now was the time to open a shop up on Etsy to see if other people could appreciate them and find them as useful as me, my friends, and family all do.

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