Log In

FLEX Pallet Craft DIY Furniture Wood Shop Class Working With Pallets 16W3

Explosive Learning Jo Reynolds Life Skill Teachers
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,248)
The Pallet Craft course offers a fun and creative way for teens to learn woodworking and furniture design using pallets as the primary material. Students will develop practical skills in woodworking, design, and assembly.

Class experience

16 lessons//16 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Introduction to Pallet Furniture Design and Woodworking
Learn about the basics of pallet furniture, including the appeal of pallet designs, the potential for customization, and initial steps in the woodworking process.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
Essential Woodworking Tools and Safety Measures
Discover the tools of the trade and understand crucial safety protocols to ensure a safe and enjoyable crafting experience.
 Week 3
Lesson 3
Deconstructing and Preparing Pallets for Use
Master the art of pallet deconstruction and preparation, ensuring your materials are ready and safe for your projects.
 Week 4
Lesson 4
Basic Woodworking Techniques and Joinery
Explore fundamental woodworking techniques and joinery, laying the foundation for sturdy and durable furniture construction.
 Week 5
Lesson 5
Designing Pallet Furniture: Chairs
Dive into the design process for creating pallet chairs, focusing on ergonomic and aesthetic considerations.
 Week 6
Lesson 6
Constructing Pallet Chairs
Bring your chair designs to life, applying construction techniques to create your first piece of pallet furniture.
 Week 7
Lesson 7
Designing Pallet Furniture: Tables
Learn to design versatile pallet tables, from coffee tables to dining tables, tailored to fit various spaces and needs.
 Week 8
Lesson 8
Constructing Pallet Tables
Implement your table designs, focusing on stability, functionality, and personalized style.
 Week 9
Lesson 9
Designing Pallet Furniture: Shelves and Storage Solutions
Design practical and attractive shelving and storage solutions, enhancing organization and aesthetics in any room.
 Week 10
Lesson 10
Constructing Pallet Shelves and Storage Solutions
Transform your designs into reality, constructing shelves and storage units that are both functional and stylish.
 Week 11
Lesson 11
Finishing Techniques: Sanding, Staining, and Painting
Learn finishing techniques to give your furniture a professional look, including sanding, staining, and painting.
 Week 12
Lesson 12
Tips and Tricks for Durable and Long-lasting Furniture
Discover tips and tricks to enhance the durability and longevity of your pallet furniture, ensuring it stands the test of time.
 Week 13
Lesson 13
Incorporating Upcycled and Recycled Materials into Designs
Get creative with upcycled and recycled materials, adding unique elements to your furniture that tell a story.
 Week 14
Lesson 14
Planning and Executing a Personal Pallet Furniture Project
Plan and begin executing a personal pallet furniture project, applying all the skills you've learned to create a piece that reflects your individual style.
 Week 15
Lesson 15
Completing Personal Pallet Furniture Projects
Finalize your personal project, readying it for display and use in your home, showcasing your craftsmanship and creativity.
 Week 16
Lesson 16
Exploring Advanced Woodworking Techniques and Design Ideas
Look ahead to more advanced woodworking techniques and design ideas, inspiring you to continue your crafting journey.
Learn the basics of woodworking and pallet furniture design.
Develop practical woodworking skills and knowledge of various tools.
Gain confidence in designing, constructing, and finishing pallet furniture projects.
Understand the importance of safety measures and precautions in woodworking.
Foster creativity and resourcefulness through DIY furniture crafting.
Our instructor, Jo, brings a unique set of skills and experience to the table. With over 20 years of teaching experience, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a passion for teaching conversational English to learners of all ages. Jo has developed expertise in woodworking and pallet furniture design through years of hands-on experience crafting his own custom furniture pieces. He has honed his skills through various woodworking classes and workshops, furthering his knowledge and understanding of woodworking techniques and best practices. Additionally, Jo has experience in event risk management and a deep understanding of the importance of risk assessment and mitigation in diverse environments, which he applies to ensure the safety of his woodworking students. As a successful serial entrepreneur, Jo has a wealth of knowledge in financial management and investment portfolio management, making him an expert in identifying and seizing opportunities. His diverse background, extensive experience, and passion for woodworking make him the ideal instructor for this pallet furniture design course.
Homework Offered
Each week, there will be approximately 20 - 30 minutes of homework assigned to help participants develop and apply the ideas taught in class to their own lives.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Learner progress will be assessed through regular feedback on homework assignments and a final project, which will be evaluated based on its functionality and creativity.
Grades Offered
Wooden pallets: Students will need a supply of wooden pallets to create their furniture pieces. The number and size of pallets required will depend on the specific projects chosen.
Basic woodworking tools: Students will need tools such as a saw, hammer, drill, screwdriver, sandpaper, measuring tape, and a carpenter's square.
Fasteners: Wood screws, nails, and brackets will be necessary for assembling the furniture pieces.
Safety equipment: Safety goggles, work gloves, and a dust mask should be worn during woodworking tasks to ensure safety.
Wood stain or paint (optional): Students may choose to stain or paint their finished furniture pieces to customize the appearance and protect the wood.
Paintbrushes, rags, or foam brushes: These will be needed for applying stain or paint to the finished furniture pieces.
Wood glue: This will be necessary for securing some joints and reinforcing the furniture's overall structure.
While this course is designed to be fun and engaging, it does involve the use of woodworking tools, which may be sharp or potentially dangerous if not used correctly. The instructor will provide detailed safety instructions and demonstrations for each tool, and students will be required to follow these guidelines closely. Parents should ensure that their children have proper adult supervision when working on projects at home and are comfortable using the tools provided. Additionally, some finishing techniques involve chemicals, such as paint or stain, which may cause irritation to sensitive individuals. It is essential for learners to follow the instructor's guidance on using these materials safely and to take appropriate precautions, such as wearing gloves or working in a well-ventilated area.
DIY Pallet Furniture: A Step-by-Step Guide by Danny Darke: This book provides a comprehensive guide to creating pallet furniture, complete with step-by-step instructions and photographs.
The Pallet Book: DIY Projects for the Home, Garden, and Homestead by Chris Peterson: This book offers a wide variety of pallet projects and inspiration for beginners and experienced woodworkers alike.
PalletCraft: 20 Creative Wood Pallet Projects for Your Home by Maryann Baker: This book offers detailed instructions for creating 20 unique and functional pallet projects for your home.
Fine Woodworking Magazine: This well-regarded magazine features articles and projects by skilled woodworkers, providing valuable insights and techniques for all skill levels.
Average rating:4.8Number of reviews:(1,248)
Explosive Learning specialises in Life Skills classes that:

* Develop essential life skills rarely taught in schools
* Improve wellbeing by helping make kids happy and active
* Increase confidence through performance skills
* Are great fun to... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $399 for all content
16 pre-recorded lessons
16 weeks of teacher feedback
Choose your start date
1 year of access to the content

Completed by 1 learner
Ages: 15-18

Enroll Now, Start Anytime
SafetyPrivacyCA PrivacyLearner PrivacyTerms
Outschool International
Get The App
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
© 2024 Outschool