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The City of Hattiesburg is increasing the sewer rates for Petal and some Lamar County customers who use their wastewater lagoon. Petal residents are concerned and voicing their opinions after finding outMore >>
Petal and Hattiesburg residents are voicing their opinions after finding out the City of Hattiesburg is increasing sewer rates. More >>
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It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation. On Thursday, more than 60-percent of the Boy Scouts of America's 14-hundred-members voted for theMore >>
It is official, Boy Scouts of America must accept all male youth no matter their sexual orientation.More >>
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."More >>
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....More >>
Shipping pallets are a plentiful source of wood to reclaim and build with. Since pallets are rough hewn, they lend themselves to rustic pieces of furniture, which happen to be in style right now. With imagination and some basic carpentry skills, you can turn shipping pallets into all kinds of practical and whimsical furniture. Have a look at nine ideas, all shared by DIY bloggers. A special thanks goes out to Donna of Funky Junk Interiors, a skilled DIY carpenter who built and posted photos of many of these projects.
Garden lounge chairs: These garden lounge chairs look like a combination of extra wide loungers and Adirondack chairs.
Pallet sofa: Most sofas have wood frames underneath the upholstery. With this sofa, the frame is on the outside, and it is built from shipping pallets. It's just about the least expensive outdoor sofa that you could "buy".
TV stand: Want to soften up the look of your TV's cold, hard plastic? Build a rustic TV stand out of pallets. It balances the TV with the natural look of wood.
Dresser: If you need a dresser and have absolutely no budget to buy one, a pallet dresser could be for you. If you can scrounge up six pallets and a bunch of baskets, you have the components of a unique and stylish storage solution.
Tiki bar: When you're throwing a party but don't have a bar, you can always build a DIY pallet bar. This project was built and posted by David Rundle, a builder in Tacoma.
Pallet desk: This desk is so stylish. People pay hundreds for desks like this one. Why pay hundreds when you can build your own desk out of scrap lumber?
Picnic table: Be sure to sand the edges well when you build this super cute DIY kid's picnic table. You don't want your kids to get splinters!
Coffee table: This is fantastic. Anyone can build this pallet coffee table, which looks absolutely modern and stylish. You won't have to pay hundreds for an industrial-chic coffee table if you can score some shipping pallets.
Farmhouse table: Finally, a dining table made from shipping pallets. Is this too good to be true? Nope. Click through to learn how to make it yourself.