The design of the table was influenced by the dimensions and shapes of
the individual pieces of salvaged timber, to ensure minimal wastage and
also to provide a reference to the original form of the pallets. Food
items that are typically packaged in the metallic film imported on the
pallets were cast in resin, providing another reference to the original
use of the timber.
On any given day, approximately 1.9 billion pallets are used in the USA
alone for storing and distributing products. Around 40% of all USA hardwood
timber goes toward pallet production. The world pallet market is worth
approximately $9 billion per year. Much of this timber is chipped or disposed
of in landfill when the pallets are finished with.