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The 19th century stable yard

The 19th century stable yard
NTPL Zoƫ Colbeck

Friday, 20 May 2011

Are you sitting comfortably?

The reduce, reuse, recycle mantra is very much in our minds at the Heart of the Park project, particularly as we are trying to divert as much site waste from landfill as possible. So when Julie visited the site a few weeks ago for one of our taster days and asked if she could have one of the wooden pallets that were headed for the skip for a recycling project, we were only too happy.

Doing the green thing isn’t without its challenges says Julie, “we thought we had bitten off more than we could chew as it was the 'devils own job' to take it apart. No wonder they are so difficult to recycle!!!

However, Julie and her father persevered and we’re glad that they did, as a few weeks later they have transformed the pallet into this lovely chair. “It's a design we copied from something we saw on the internet so I can't take credit for (it).” We love it though and hope that Julie can now put her feet up and take a well earned rest.