Creative Uses for Second Hand Storage

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As providers of second hand storage solutions, we understand the complete value of second hand storage.  We see, through some of our customers’ creative repurposing of our second hand storage equipment, that it goes further than its obvious uses.

Granted, many customers enjoy our second hand storage solutions because they offer more reasonable alternatives when it comes to industrial storage.  However, creative people are always finding ways to breathe life into items that were once used for other purposes.  Our second hand storage equipment is thus sometimes used for purposes other than those for which it was originally designed, often because its high-quality fabrication offers the strength and durability that many other materials cannot.

We think it is fantastic that older warehousing and industrial materials can find new homes.  For some insight into this repurposing, take a look at the following creative uses for retired pallets:


Porch Swing

krost used second hand storage swing

Nothing passes the time better on a hot, summer afternoon than sitting calmly on a porch swing while enjoying a glass of ice-cold lemonade.  This is easily achievable with some rope, varnish, and an old pallet rack.  Or, if this too ‘Little House on the Prairie’, and you’d prefer an afternoon of PlayStation or magazine quizzes, keep the kids entertained with this swing while you enjoy some free time.



krost used second hand storage decking

If you’ve always dreamed of having a deck but couldn’t bear to even get quoted on an installation, despair no more.  A deck like this can be made in a matter of minutes, and simply involves painting some old pallets and laying them in a square.  It’ll transform a tired garden at barely any cost.


Home Theatre


For many of us, home cinemas are the stuff of dreams, and we think they’re reserved for the exceptionally wealthy.  But this needn’t be the case.  All it takes is twelve old pallets and some square cushions and this modern yet rustic home theatre could be an amazing new addition to your home.


Bed Base


Minimalist, Asian-inspired interior design is very popular at the moment.  But popular doesn’t have to mean expensive.  It is possible to get this look for little money using only old pallets and a comfortable mattress.


Coffee Table

krost used second hand storage table

Do you have a modern-looking lounge that needs a fashionable coffee table?  Once again, this doesn’t need to be expensive.  One old pallet, some bright paint, and four castors will add the finishing touches to your lounge or sitting room.


With such creative uses for old pallets, imagine what could be done with our second hand storage equipment?  For more information on our catalogue, and the possible uses for our used racking and shelving, be sure to contact USE today.




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