About Recycled Wood Projects
My name is Michael Blaney and I am the owner of RecycledWoodProjects.com.
My love for recycling wood started in March 2011, when I turned 40.
We had just moved in to a new house and we were blessed with a fantastic garden. It is about 140 foot long - the only problem is that it is all downhill!
I installed a patio area near the house, but it was only when my wonderful wife Wendy and her friend said we could do with a decking area that things really took off.
I explored the internet looking for a low cost solution and I discovered the world of recycling pallet wood. I built our first set of decking and then extended this to a raised bed. I needed something to keep the children from the edges of the decking so built a planter and a picket fence.
We had some work done to the house and asked the workmen to leave the wooden staircase. I used this to reach the lower level of the garden.
From there I built two 'walkways' and a lower decking area from reclaimed pallet wood.
New projects keep coming up - the pirate raft "The Gull and Crossbones" happened because my daughter's teacher asked if I could build her a raft - and in Hastings, UK we have a relatively new celebration - Pirate Day - in 2012 I built a pirate ship made entirely from recycled wood.
Remember - waste wood is only waste to the people who need to throw it out, but to me and you it is a brilliant and often free source of wood.
By recycling one piece of wood at a time we can make the world more sustainable and teach future generations that there is another option - recycle!
Please explore the site and if you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Enjoy your visit!