Pallet Table is constructed from one entire industrial sized pallet.
The pallet originated from the Iveco truck manufacturing plant in
Dandenong and was used to import large truck engines into Australia.
The pallet was disassembled and all nails, nuts and bolts were
removed and stored and later cast into 2 table legs. Pallet Table
utilized the entire contents of the pallet. The only waste was sawdust
and a handful of offcuts.
The anatomy of the table displays strong references to the original
form of the pallet, thus giving the viewer an insight into its original
function. The spirit of the pallet has been retained, even though
it has morphed into a superior entity, more refined and beautiful
Pallet Table could have easily ended up as a small portion of the
500,000 tons of timber waste that are disposed of each year into
landfill, or as a pile of woodchips on the neighbour's garden. It
was made to highlight the potential of using recycled timber in
the production of high value items, rather than simply throwing
it away or using it for low cost generic commodities.