About Create from a Crate

Shining a spotlight on the environmental impact of timber packaging waste, the biennial Create from a Crate Competition and Exhibition is a creative platform for demonstrating that waste timbers can be a valuable and untapped resource material when handled by skilled designers and craftspeople.

Create from a Crate attracts some of Australia's most talented woodworkers, designers and makers who have risen to the challenge of making a beautiful object or furniture piece from two rough and discarded timber pallets.

The exhibition was conceived by Dandenong based timber recycler, Ward Petherbridge from Smart Recycling who approached the Victorian Woodworkers Association to collaborate on the project 10 year ago.