Sunday, 31 March 2019

Pallet to Planter



Thought I'd have a little fun today. We all know if you want a big planter it will cost  quite a bit of money so why not make one. Well that is just what I did.
I got hold of a plastic pallet but a wooden one will work ok as well if you treat it to stop it rotting away to quick

























The pallet I got hold of was one that you could fit sides on so I built it up like this




Above you can see that inside I lined it with weed membrane to hold in the soil & compost. If you used one that had wooden sides you need to treat it before adding the membrane.
In the corners I glued four square wooden battens then I screwed on lengths of deck board to the battens, (if you used all wood pallet and sides the battens are not needed) & the sides. The top was finished off with more battens





Add a bit of paint , plant something in there
and you end up with something like this. I might add I did the same with a disused water butt. You do not have to use deck board yo can use just plain rough sawen treated timber. There you go nice little project to keep you happy


8 comments:

  1. This is lovely! Good work.
    (ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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  2. I made a compost bin out of old wooden pallets a few years ago, it lasted surprisingly well but didn't look as smart as your planter.

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  3. That is a beautiful planter! Well done.

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  4. You did a great job. It looks wonderful!

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  5. Wow! That turned out nice!

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  6. Looks good. I like the colour you chose.

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  7. Nice job! I'd love to have one of those!
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