Thirty-two-year-old Javal Nurse is taking carpentry to another level as he specializes in space-saving furniture made from old wooden pallets.
The carpenter who studied Carpentry and Joinery at the then Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic said he started creating the space-saving furniture in his studio located in the Pine, St Michael in October after stumbling across one of the creations on Youtube.
“I saw some of the ideas and space-saving furniture is furniture for the future. It saves space, it is more accessible, more portable, and it just made sense. Every style you see here did not come out of my head. Certain styles I saw on Youtube but it was just to incorporate the different styles into one,” he said.
Nurse’s creations have since evolved, and he is now making collapsible director chairs which he is looking to have in beauty salons across the island. “This [chair] is for the hairdressers, the barbers, the makeup artistes. Right now, it [needs] hinges to make the handles go down,” he said.
The carpenter whose business is called Valz Woodworks and can be found on Instagram told Barbados TODAY that using pallets to create his space saving furniture makes it easier for him to maintain efficiency.
“With the right treatments it would last just as long, and it is easier to cut down rather than the big size of materials. Using pallet wood is a gain rather than a loss,” he noted.
Nurse said he can make a collapsible folding table in roughly two days and the prices of his products range from $80 to $150 dollars depending on size and pattern.
The carpenter said his creations so far are just the tip of what he can create in space-saving furniture and interested persons can contact him at 233-9693. (LG)