Palletable Furniture Helping Youth At Risk

Phillip Clarke is in the planning stages of constructing a tiny house – size approx. 2.4m x 3.m x3.2 m high, with a skillion roof. This project is to draw attention to youth homelessness. Using recycled materials and new materials, the participants are young people at risk of being homeless.
This project is unfunded. The team has a working space to construct this project and a verbal undertaking from reverse garbage to help source materials.
Phillip also operates a social enterprise Palletable Furniture, which teaches youth at risk people in Sydney how to use recycled timber to create furniture,  as part of work skills training and marketing.
Here are some of the their projects ranging from pop up shops, to fairtrade store fit outs, to street projects and upcycled bars! You can see more on their Facebook Page and get involved! Palletable furniture have completed a range of projects including working with Marrickville council on a street enhancement project at Brompton st Marrickville. Palletable furniture will quote on any projects large or small and have their youth employment program workers ready to start your project.
fair trade shop fit out by Palletable
upcycled timber furniture by Palletable


  1. Yasmin on March 11, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Great program, wish it was in Brisbane!!

  2. Emily Jayne Brown on March 20, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Thank you for sharing this article what an amazing program this is. It is wonderful that youth at risk are involved in learning skills like this and utilizing “throw away” items such as pallets. I love pallets and junk wood…what a beautiful way to create something unique for yourself or to sell for others. This guy is amazing I am very touched by his program.

    • Helen Edwards on March 20, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      it is such a great programme serving multiple purposes – thanks for reading and getting involved

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