Thursday, July 21, 2016

Say Hello to Kamps Pallets and Kamps Krafty Wood

We are so excited to have Kamps Pallets joining us for PalletPalooza™!
Kamps Pallets
They have a new product line called Kamps Krafty Wood - and here is a bit about it!


Introducing….Kamps Krafty Wood

Kamps Pallets has been contributing to recycling since 1973. Our founder and CEO, Bernie Kamps, started Kamps in 1973 by collecting and selling sawdust and wood shavings throughout west Michigan. He soon realized that pallets in good condition were being thrown into landfills. Bernie started collecting these pallets, repaired any broken pieces and resold them. In 1974, Kamps, Inc. opened its first pallet plant. Since then, Kamps has grown to be a leader in the pallet industry. Kamps is now known as a leader in recycling.

At Kamps, we believe that nothing should go to waste. If you walked through our plant, you would see re-manufactured pallets built from boards previously used on other pallets and damaged pallets repaired for reuse (reconditioned pallets). If a pallet is beyond repair, it is put into a pile to be ground into mulch.

Kamps has taken its innovation a step further. Pallet wood and pallets are becoming a decorating choice of many. Kamps recognized this, and Kamps Krafty Wood was born!
Kamps Krafty Wood
Kamps Krafty Wood is intended to be used by creative minds. Since there is no limit to imagination, there is no limit to what you can do with Kamps Krafty Wood. This bright and happy pallet art was made by a customer using Kamps Krafty Wood.
Pallet Art with Kamps Krafty Wood

Kamps Krafty Wood is currently sold at Allendale True Value and will soon be available on Amazon. 
 Allendale True Value
5425 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale, MI 49401
Kamps Krafty Wood at Allendale True Value in Michigan
Come check out our booth at the PalletPalooza™ event to purchase Kamps Krafty Wood, ideas and information!

Thank you Kamps Pallets for sponsoring PalletPalooza™ 2016!

Pallet Creations will be on display next week! More information coming shortly.......

Friday, July 1, 2016

Pallet Boats & Rafts

Ahoy! It's going to be a perfect weekend in Southwestern Michigan. Sunny, warm, a light breeze.
And if you are going to have a chance to swim, or fish, or just relax at one of our 5 Great Lakes or one of the 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan, how about a little round up of pallet boats & rafts and such? 
______________________________________ says this is an easy and cheap raft!
Enjoy this 10 second video cruising down the river on a pallet boat. 

One of those fancy self-driving pallet boats I guess...

Couldn't this be made out of recycled pallets? 


So there are ducks in this doghouse/pallet raft!

Perfect for little ones to use their imagination.
And a few art & sign pallet creations (all DIY)....
Fish house numbers from
I was inspired to create my own piece following the tutorial and I will share it soon.
Pallet Fish- another great project from! This would be a great group activity. has easy step by step help to recreate this pallet anchor sign.

Have a wonderful Fourth of July Weekend! 
Save the Date! 

University Recreation
Western Michigan University
1903 W. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5447

It will be fun for the whole family. Craft and vendor booths, food, kid’s activities, great music and more. See all the amazing Pallet creations entered into the contest. You may be able to purchase some too.

Grand Finale - See who wins PalletPalooza 2016 at our awards presentation.

Interested in having a booth at the event? Contact us at Limited space available.