Furniture made out of wood from pallets is helping Murdi Paarki Regional Enterprise Corporation Ltd (MPREC) participants to develop a range of construction skills.
Furniture construction is one of MPREC’s Social Enterprise Programs that aims to give unemployed people skills with the aim of helping them to get a job.
It has also benefited another of MPREC’s Social Enterprise Programs with their Chi Chi clothing retail store, being re-fitted with pallet furniture.
MPREC Cobar’s employment manager, Vicky Ansin said it was the program’s participants who suggested pallets could be used to refit the store.
“The result has been amazing, with a new window, counter, cosmetic table and some display units recently added,” Ms Ansin said.
She said the idea has grown into a full project and the participants have also built tables, bookcases and toy chests.
“We are planning a standard range that will be for sale and then we will also be able to do custom orders,” Ms Ansin said.
The furniture is made out of re-claimed wood from pallets donated by Peak Gold Mines and is carried out at a designated area at MPREC’s Market Garden Nursery.
The participants have also built benches and seats for the nursery.