A wooden pallet can be given new life as a bicycle rack in a simple project for a fine spring afternoon. It provides a sturdy and practical means of keeping bicycles upright and tidy in readiness for enjoying days out on two wheels during glorious spring days.
Once completed, the rack can be painted or weatherproofed to protect the wood from the elements. The top provides a shelf on which to stand pretty plant containers to add a decorative splash of colour..
• Pallet with slats approximately 2-4in (5-10cm) apart, to comfortably fit the wheel width
• Electric drill
• 2in (5cm) screws
• Timber treatment or exterior paint (optional)
Using a ruler, a line is marked in pencil across all the slats of the pallet to one side of the middle strengthening bar. The pallet is carefully cut in two along this line, using a handsaw, resulting in two pieces of slightly different sizes.
Project: Sue Martin; Photography: Richard Faulks
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