If you pick your pallets, some of them are made from oak and are beautiful wood. They do need
to be treated someway, but they are very usable wood.
My husband has made ramps for my motorized chair for most of the outside doors of the houses we have lived in. They can be removed easily, too. We usually treat them with Thompson's water seal, but they are slick when wet, so we cover them with indoor/outdoor carpet. They will last for years. He even made a covered dome for our pool several years ago out of pallets and some discarded flooring. It was 10 ft tall X 42 ft X 32 ft. It was an ellipsoid dome. We covered it with 5 yr greenhouse plastic and it was nice looking and served us well as long as we lived there.
The pool didn't get dirt and leaves in it and it was warm in there year round with a space heater. I think it is very resourceful and wonderful.
The cord provided with this light is too long and it is looking kinda funky hanging with so much slack. Are there any guidelines for how much slack to have when draping a light like this? Any advice appreciated!
Commented on Mar 19, 2012
It would be helpful to run the cord back and forth through a brass chain. The chain will help
it drape and you can use the chain to hang it so it won't damage the cord. You can buy this chain by the foot at the hardware store.