Create from a Crate – Recycling Exhibition


Create from a Crate is a biennial recycled woodwork competition that has attracted entrants from around Australia. First launched in 2002, the exhibition was conceived by Smart Recycling, Managing Director, Ward Petherbridge as a way of educating the community about wood-packaging waste.

Ward approached the Victorian Woodworkers Association to collaborate on Create from a Crate and jointly they have run 6 highly successful competitions.

In 2016 over 35 skilled furniture makers, sculptors, turners and carvers from around Australia took up the challenge to produce a prize-winning design or artwork from just two recycled wooden pallets from Smart Recycling.

To view past entries or find out more about the competition visit:

You can download the 2016 catalogue here


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We recycle timber packaging, commercial and builders waste and sell recycled pallets, crates and landscaping products.