Pallet furniture maker Derek Pulliam

Derek Pulliam of Davenport makes furniture out of wood pallets. He's also a farmer, but turned to furniture-making after building a bar for a family member's wedding. Now in his full-blown business he sells pieces that include coolers, bookshelves, raised garden beds, wine racks and jewelry display racks. Derek sources his materials from local businesses, as well as the Habitat Restore in Davenport. He likes using pallets as his wood source because they're easy to work with and a good way to recycle items that otherwise go unused and thrown away. Find out more in an article about Derek at