ScrapHappy September: The PalletGate Affair

Dreamy Gate

PalletGate dreams…

PalletGate was my earliest use of pallet hard scrap and is still in use, even to this day. And even to this day, I haven’t got around to painting it purple.

I had to buy hinges and a couple of carriage bolts but everything else was scrap from the eclectic mix of rubbish that forms “my stuff”.


PalletGate today – tatty and a bit worse for wear but still soldiering on (like its creator)

One day, I want to add a new handle made from recycled milk cartons – I started the project to do this a long time ago, but that can be the subject of another ScrapHappy!

Happy Scrapping!

PalletGate 1

PalletGate 2

PalletGate 3

PalletGate 4

These ScrapHappy posts are curated by Kate, who provides links to other (mostly sewing) ScrapHappy bloggers at Tall Tales from Chiconia on the fifteenth of every month. I have sneaked a non-fabric-based Scraphappy in when no one was looking!



Categories: recycling, repair, ScrapHappy, Sustainable Stuff | Tags: , | 11 Comments

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11 thoughts on “ScrapHappy September: The PalletGate Affair

  1. I enjoyed the Palletgate saga when it first came out! Still an excellent and exemplary use of scrap. It’s good to see some (if I may be a little sexist about this) boy-scrap in our rather textile-heavy line up 🙂

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  2. Joanne S

    I love pallet recycles! We made a couple of items using pallets ( a kitchen work table and art works).


  3. dezertsuz

    That’s a great idea, and furthermore, it works! I love the humor of your first picture and how the gate sees itself or dreams of being.

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  4. Heehee! I’m glad I went back to enjoy the whole PalletGate saga from the beginning! An excellent piece of scrapping – and still standing strong against invading chickens, I see!

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