Brothers transform old wooden pallets into stunning parquet flooring

Charlie Jack, 29, and brother Harry Wright, 35, who live in Beyton near Bury St Edmunds, put their creativity to the test by building an impressive herringbone flooring out of old wooden pallets. 

Charlie Jack, 29, and brother Harry Wright, 35, who live in Beyton near Bury St Edmunds, put their creativity to the test by building an impressive herringbone flooring out of old wooden pallets. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown/ Harry Wright

Two DIY-lovers from Beyton have transformed their mum's living room by using recycled wooden pallets to create their own bespoke parquet flooring.

The two brothers created the impressive parquet flooring entirely out of wooden pallets.

The two brothers created the impressive parquet flooring entirely out of wooden pallets. - Credit: Harry Wright

Charlie Jack, 29, and brother Harry Wright, 35, who live in Beyton near Bury St Edmunds, put their creativity to the test by building an impressive herringbone flooring using all recycled materials.

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner, and his brother, Harry Wright, 35, have started working to

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner, and his brother, Harry Wright, 35, have started working together creating beautiful pieces of furniture and flooring. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Mr Jack, a carpenter and joiner, and Mr Wright, an upholsterer, spent more than 40 hours tearing apart and shaping the wooden pallets to make the stylish flooring.

They are both big fans of interior design and Mr Wright even featured on Channel 4’s Great House Giveaway in 2020.

The living room has been transformed by the impressive bespoke parquet flooring, made entirely from wooden pallets.

The living room has been transformed by the impressive bespoke parquet flooring, made entirely from wooden pallets. - Credit: Harry Wright

They decided to use their extra time in lockdown to transform their mum's original flooring, as it had become a bit outdated and she wanted a more stylish look. 

Originally, the pair planned on using reclaimed oak which they had in storage, but it was too damaged and so they turned to some scrap pallets.

A picture of the living room before the herringbone flooring was built.

A picture of the living room before the herringbone flooring was built. - Credit: Harry Wright

They scoured Facebook Marketplace for any going spare and asked for donations in the Bury St Edmunds community noticeboard group on Facebook, where they had an overwhelming response. 

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Mr Jack, who enjoys working with reclaimed materials and any kind of woodwork, said it was very challenging to process all of the pallets. 

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A progress picture of the wooden pallet flooring. - Credit: Harry Wright

He said: "It took around a day's work to process the pallets, checking if they were nail free, running them through the table saw, before getting them to a correct width and a uniform depth. 

"Using scrap wood is very labour intensive, but it definitely gives the rustic look."

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner, and his brother, Harry Wright, 35, have started working to

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner, and his brother, Harry Wright, 35, have started working together creating beautiful pieces of furniture and flooring. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

After processing all of the pallets and getting them to the perfect size, the pair pinned and glued down their design before polishing and oiling the finished product.

The incredible herringbone flooring using all recycled wooden pallets. 

The incredible herringbone flooring using all recycled wooden pallets. - Credit: Harry Wright

Mr Wright said his mum is "made up" by her living room's new look, which involved a few trips to and from Screwfix and has certainly kept them busy in lockdown. 

"Mum said it looks like something out of a magazine," he said. 

"This was our first time collaborating and it was really exciting.

The brothers have transformed their mum's living room with the impressive herringbone flooring using all recycled materials.

The brothers have transformed their mum's living room with the impressive herringbone flooring using all recycled materials. - Credit: Harry Wright

"It is very important for us to be sustainable, so we tried to use as much reusable materials as possible. 

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner, and his brother, Harry Wright, 35, have started working to

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner, and his brother, Harry Wright, 35, made a bespoke parquet flooring using 50 old wood palettes. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

The pair used off-cuts from their day jobs to ensure the build was less wasteful and have already built a curving plant stand which has a mid-century modern style to feature in the room. 

One of the sustainable chairs the brothers have made. 

One of the sustainable chairs the brothers have made. - Credit: Harry Wright

They documented their journey on their Instagram page @sofasustainsuffolk and on Facebook at East Anglia Carpentry, where they have tonnes of fans. 

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner, and his brother, Harry Wright, 35, have started working to

Charlie Jack, 29, a carpenter and joiner working in their driveway in Beyton. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown

Some of Charlie and Harry's pieces. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Some of Charlie and Harry's pieces. - Credit: Sarah Lucy Brown


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