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    Posted August 5, 2013 by
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    Cause Shipping Pallets Work

     
    By Paul Fitzgerald

    Let’s face it most of us here in the Halton Region are always looking for ways to save money on just about anything and everything.

    With this, most of us probably have heard of interesting construction ideas with shipping pallets in the past - from building a couch, dresser, to a whole workspace station, to name a handful.

    However the suggestion from Clinton Howell is much easier to tackle—shipping pallets are a cost efficient and stylistic comfortable stadium-style seating for your home theatre or basement den.

    “You'll definitely need the space to set this one up, but aside from that you'll need about 12 pallets to form the seating, and the cushions and small pillows to make the pallets comfortable once you've got them all in the right places,” says Howell.

    “They look like standard shipping pallets, which are available in tons of places throughout the city and the Greater Toronto Area. Once you find the right colour to match your intended décor then it’s time to plan and move them into the right place. Once they're all assembled and attached to one another, you can slide books, magazines, and DVDs into the open spaces on the side for a little added storage,” he adds.

    The whole space thing is definitely a little "designer chic," but it blends in with the wall mount décor of flat screen TVS or larger screens.

    “If you have the space and don't want to shell out a ton of money for lots of cushy seating and a raised floor to build your home movie theater, using shipping pallets is a great, green way to approximate it for much less money, and probably more comfort,” says Howell.
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