Here’s a new one for the ever-expanding “Cool Uses for Pallet Wood” file.
UK woodworker Christopher Berry worked in the trade, in school, and at his father’s East Sussex workshop, where he produced high-quality replicas of early English furniture. He’s since traded the old oak of his father’s shop for pallet wood–a cheap shipping material that would otherwise go to waste–to embark on a definitively more modern undertaking.
With reclaimed wood in hand, Berry designed a simple, sleek lampshade that he now produces for his studio, FactoryTwentyOne. In an eco-friendly move, Berry streamlined the entire manufacturing process and now keeps shipping cost and volume down by delivering a shade that can be assembled at home. He assures us that the process is easy: no tools, glue, or screws are required. Use the shades with existing light fixtures; they’re perfect if you want to swap out unsightly shades that often come with a rental.