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Useful handmade items for the garden & outside from pallet troughs to pallet breaking tools

  • Gift cards are now available for Salvage Sister workshops, products and commissions! Buy a loved one an unforgettable creative experience where they will learn new skills and gain confidence using power tools, plus take home what they make. Or they can use the gift voucher as part of full payment of a Salvage Sister handmade 'off the shelf' item or commission. Choose the amount you would like the gift card for, or enter your own and fill out the details of the recipient. It's really simple and a fantastic idea for a unique & thoughtful gift. Why not join my mailing here  to stay up to date with my latest products, workshops and downloads! Check out our amazing 5 star TRIPADVISOR reviews. Please use the drop down menu below to add the amount you wish to gift, you will be guided through entering the details of the recipient and scheduling. 
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  • Come to Brighton for a Workshop with a difference,

    This workshop is Freestyle!

    You bring your own item, or idea to work on during this 6 hour Freestyle Workshop class. Because this class is Freestyle it has a maximum number of 4 students at a time - most other classes have 6 or more. You'll all be working on different projects and I want to be available to give you the focus, advise & know-how you deserve! You can bring your own item to upcycle, or find wood at MidSussex wood Recycling for your masterpiece - which you can pick out at the time with the advice of the Salvage Sister. This workshop is totally different from any of my other classes - it is all about you & your ideas, concepts and designs. It is the perfect follow-on class if you really enjoyed Pallet Furniture & now want to further your knowledge & skills.

    Q - How is your Freestyle Workshop different to the Pallet Furniture Workshop?

    A - FREEDOM!! Unlike my Pallet Furniture Workshop , you are not restricted to using pallets & pallet wood for your build - you can literally find what you like & build with it. (In this class we don't focus on methods of dismantling, reconfiguring & making with pallets.) We start the class by learning to use the general tools that you will all use during the day, before each of you focus on on the tools and processes that apply to your own build. The MidSussex timber yard is absolutely full of interesting things, from scaffold boards, joists, doors, floorboards, planks, blocks, ply - you name it.  It's all reclaimed, it's all waiting to be reused & start a new life with you! (If you would like to peruse the timber yard before your class - the site is open for customers Sunday to Friday, find all the details about MidSussex Wood recycling by clicking here. Please be aware that if you intend to use a great deal of material, or one is expensive/rare - there may be a materials surcharge. We can go through options and work this out for you if you have an idea of what you want to make, what material you want to use & the approximate size of the project. ) This class is great for making scaffold board benches, small tables etc, small shelving units etc. You could even make some kitchen cupboard doors, or a Wooden A board for your business - the options are endless. Bear in mind however, we have 6 hours - so for larger, or more complex projects you may need more than one session - I can offer discounts for multiple Freestyle classes for the same person. More details as we release new dates, contact me here with your requirements. When you book the class simply email me your idea, I will advise you in the lead up to the class of what you might need to bring & the tools & equipment I can bring for use during the class. Please note that because the workshop is full of wood, it is not compatible with processes that require fire or very hot temperatures like welding or forging - this class is mainly for upcycling and woodwork projects. (Although I will be running metalwork & forging classes soon!) If you are unsure of whether your project is right for the class feel free to contact me via the 'Get in touch' tab. PLEASE do not book this class to do something that is already listed as a complete workshop in my store, this workshop is for unique things that you cannot find in my other workshop classes. Why not check out our amazing 5 star TRipAdvisor reviews for all our workshops? To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here. My Terms and Conditions have changed - by booking this class you agree to be bound by them, make sure you check them out! 
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  • I designed this heavy duty pallet deconstruction tool, to break any pallet in minutes - no matter the width of the slats or how big and tough it is! It is strong, robust and guaranteed to break & pull apart pallets in minutes. I have used many methods in the past to deconstruct pallets, from using two small pry bars to a reciprocating saw. This is by far the most time efficient, economic and effective method to deconstruct pallets without splitting the wood or breaking your back! You can deconstruct a pallet in a minute, as opposed to half a day & it is far more economical in price than buying a reciprocating saw. (Plus, you don't power, or batteries!) My pallet buster is made of steel, the parts are precisely made and TIG welded together.   See the Product data tabs & images below for more info, and choose your selection for paint colour or no-paint. Please Note - Mild Steel must be painted or sealed to protect from moisture which causes rust on the surface & can attack & weaken welds. If you select 'no paint' you must paint the pallet puller with a metal paint with exterior metal paint to prevent rust ASAP.    Have you thought about joining one of my Pallet Furniture workshops? Sounds like it might be up your street
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  • This handmade pallet planter would be a colourful addition to any garden. When I designed this trough I did so for my own garden - I wanted a trough with a desirable 'V' shape for my herbs and strawberries, and it is fantastic for them.  I also wanted a splash of colour to make it stand out and brighten up the grey days. The shape is unusual to many garden troughs and certainly adds interest compared to the many square and rectangular plant boxes that are available. This trough can be created in any colour you like to match your garden decor. Measurements (approximate as pallets vary, although if you have specific requirements please contact me so I can work to them.) length - 1200mm width - 600mm height - 700mm soil depth - 500mm You can now purchase gift cards for the amount of your choosing which the receiver can put towards any Salvage Sister product or workshop! Give the unique gift of creativity to your loved ones, to find out more click here! Please contact me with any questions, or join my mailing list to stay up to date with my latest upcycled work and events.   To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.
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  • Absolute Beginners Powertool Workshop class

    £69.00 3 hours

    Absolute Beginners Powertool Workshop with The Salvage Sister

    Come to Brighton for the day and enjoy a power tool workshop class where you'll learn how to use a range of power tools safely! There is nothing more freeing than being completely independent - and that starts with my Beginners Powertool Workshop. You'll watch them in action, learn what the various switches, buttons and devices on the machine do. You'll also gain knowledge about buying powertools - what to look for, what to avoid & which ones I adore! You'll be shown safe use of the power tools before trying them all out while I guide you. When you feel confident you can practice cutting, drilling and sanding wood with electric saws, drills and sanders. The Salvage Sister is a pro and teach you everything you need to know about power tools so you can start growing your collection of useful items and become a savvy DIYer in your own home. You won't feel like a beginner with power-tools for long!   To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the dates listed above, once you click on the date you can choose the time below and pay securely  - you do not need a Paypal account. You will receive a confirmation email of your booking, please bring this on your device to the event. I can't wait to meet you!

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  • Make a Pallet Planter Workshop – Full Day Class

    £120.00 6 hours

    Learn the skills needed to deconstruct pallets,

    before making your own pallet planter & taking it home on the day!

    The Salvage Sister taught Kirsty Allsopp how to make this pallet planter on stage in front of 200 people at The Handmade Fair - if she can do it, so can you! During this 5 hour Pallet Planter Workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own colourful pallet planter, including where to look for pallets, which ones work best, and how to take apart pallets and cut down ready to reconfigure into a beautiful solid wood planter. The Salvage Sister will guide you through the build, teaching you how to use all the power tools involved and what lasting fixings to use in the garden environment. When you've built your own pallet planter you will have the option to make it into a strawberry trough and leave some gaps in the sides for the strawberries to hang through, or fill the sides with pallet planks. (You can line your planter with a hessian sack when you get home to stop earth falling through the gaps until the roots of your bounty hold it all together) Once you’ve learnt these skills you will be able to repeat this process at home to make as many troughs & planters as you like in the future - saving you loads of cash, not to mention time & stress!

    New Dates for all Workshops coming soon,

    We have several new venues...

    Check the ‘Workshop’ tab for news & make sure you’re on my mailing list so you get updates & news straight to your mailbox! My  Terms and conditions have changed - by booking this workshop you agree to be bound by them so please check them out.

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    To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card - You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once  by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once. I can't wait to meet you! To view the Salvage Sister's Privacy Policy please click here.  
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  • Massive 5 foot tall light up wooden marquee letters for events and weddings with bright neon edge. Interior or exterior use - made from high quality marine ply and pallet wood. All fittings, have corrosion resistance. The neon glowing flex is expensive & high quality - made to last & shine bright! Choose to add a steel stand to your letter so it stands up on it’s own or can be fixed to a wall - contact me for details & added cost What is it - An extra large wooden light up marquee letter for festivals, parties and events. The neon is powered by the mains, all electrical elements are waterproof when plugged into an outdoor plug with a cover. Inspiration - I have been creating wooden letters for years, my first alphabet was made for a campaign with B&Q. More recently I was asked to create an extra large letter for a festival with neon edging, it turned out so well I have been asked for more since so they made it into the 2018 collection. Technical specifications- This item is made from corrosion resistance materials & will be happy inside or outside. Base material - marine ply Wood slats & edges - reclaimed, deconstructed & sanded pallet wood Neon strip is waterproof and electrical connections are shrink wrapped to stop water seeping in. Can be painted or stained. Dimensions - Height - approximately 1500mm Width - dependant upon letter, each letter is made in proportion to the next so they look right together. Weight - This is a heavy item. Weight is dependant on which letter you require, approximate weight - 20kg + ETA This item is made to order - this means I will source the materials needed & build this item for you after you purchase. Expect to receive your massive marquee letter 4-6 after ordering. You can contact me at anytime to check on the status of your order, however please allow the allotted timescale. As this is a large item we usually source the materials on ordering. Once we have the materials work can begin. All Salvage Sister hand made products are built with attention to detail and care, and this takes time. If you must have your item in a hurry please contact me before ordering with your timescales As this item is very heavy special arrangements need to be made for postage, please contact me with your full address & how many letters you require before ordering.
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  • Make your own super duper pallet planter with this easy to follow instruction download. The Salvage Sister first designed this simple, yet effective trough from free pallets for a live stage make at The Handmade Fair in London - where she showed Kirstie Allsopp how to make it in front of hundreds of people. Since then she has made many for private clients, and showed countless people how to make them in her workshop classes at Brighton Wood Store. Due to popular demand she has created a downloadable instruction guide for you to create an amazing pallet trough yourself with her guidance no matter where you are in the world! The download includes;
    • A list of everything you need to gather before you get started including the best anti corrosive fixings
    • What kind of pallets you need to look for
    • A step by step easy to follow build guide with accompanying images
    • What to use to use to decorate your trough
    • Health and safety best practices
    Please see the images for a product preview and stages of the build. Join our mailing list here so you don't miss the launch of new downloadable guides Did you know we now offer gift certificates too? You can send a personalised scheduled gift code from our store to your loved ones! Click here for more details.   Please note your download link expires at 30 days, although you can keep your downloaded content forever to use again and again. This content is owned and copywriten by Salvage Sister™, it cannot be shared publicly online or otherwise, and should not be used for business purposes or resale in any way. Legal Action will be taken if the information is used in an incorrect manner.
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