Pallets To Planters in 5 Easy Steps - By Kerrie Griffin
What do you do when you are locked in the house and you can't get wood to create. I could only find an old pallet that's literally the only piece of wood so I went on Pinterest had a look at some pallet ideas and decide to build something useful I thought it would take me hours but it took about 3 from start to finish.
It's Great for Tomato plants I built a ledge inside so I didn't have to fill the entire trough with compost.
Here is my step by step guide it's pretty simple.
1. Move the cat!! Lay the pallet flat and look where you would cut to make 3 equal parts, I found working with a jigsaw was really quick.
2. Measure out on the back of your saw a straight line, I found out some years ago its a great straight-line once the handle is butted up against the wood.
3. Cut straight through the same piece both sides until you have three pieces. There are usually wooden cubes inside to keep the pallets from crushing under the heavy weight so I removed 4 and screwed them on to the base one as feet.
4. This is where you need a friend! to hold the sides up whilst you drive screws into the sides to hold the whole thing together after some balancing against a chair and a cider and a break I finally managed it single-handed, so it can be done. Years of watching my dad make a prop just to hold a couple of bits of wood together instead of asking for help even though I was stood there watching and offered. I think it was a good lesson to teach me my independence now.
5. Here it is all finished I am thrilled with it, but knowing me wood does not stay wood long at my house, I had a bit of Farrow and Ball Pitch black I mixed some white masonry paint to it and it turned out this fabulous colour.
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