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


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

  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.

  3. That is a beautiful planter! Well done.

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

  5. Wow! That turned out nice!

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

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