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About Matt

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About Matt

Matt Hughes Builder and Owner Matthew Hughes is the lead carpenter and co-owner of Simply Pallets. He enjoys transforming reclaimed wood that may otherwise be thrown away into beautiful furniture and functional home decor. Born and raised in Woodbury, Connecticut, Matt did not move to North Carolina until the summer of 2014. Working as a photographer for years without finding his true passion, Matt tried a series of jobs before finding his love of creating.  Always a man interested in working with his hands, Matt quickly progressed in his skills and took the lead role in the workshop.  In addition to constructing...

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About Alyssa

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About Alyssa

Alyssa Hughes Artist and Owner Alyssa is the lead artist and co-owner of Simply Pallets. She loves finding inspiration all over the world, using her artistic talents to create rustic style in the most unexpected places! Alyssa was born and raised in Connecticut before moving to North Carolina in 2014. She earned a Master's degree in Psychology from Southern Connecticut State University while fulfilling over six years of duty with the Army National Guard. After spending years working towards a predictable 9-5 career, she met Matt and became inspired by his adventurous spirit. At times being driven by an extreme...

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Our Story

We are so excited to welcome you to SimplyPallets.com! Simply Pallets started as an unexpected adventure we are still amazed to be on. Through a mutual love of creating, the desire to live simply, and the constant pushing of each other, our dream has become a reality. During the summer of 2014 Matt and I worked in an office. While surfing the web during some down time he came across a DIY site with instructions on how to build a pallet wine rack. A few hours after he had gone home I received a text with a picture of his completed...

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