Pallet Planter Box

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Project by Ryan Fenters posted 02-12-2010 06:01 AM 30556 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I had an idea like this but after seeing Danr78’s “Green Planter Boxes” I had to try it. So I picked up some pallets, Dismantled them, De-nailed the center section and threw this together. I believe if I had a hand held planer of some sort that I could get a nice looking finish for the price of the wood…..”FREE”........ This is not a over the top project, But its more Attractive than a couple of 5 gallon tomato buckets.

-- Normal is Broke, Be Weird.

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#1 posted 02-12-2010 06:33 AM

Way more attractive than 5 gallon buckets! Welcome to LJ’s.

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#2 posted 02-12-2010 07:34 AM

Good job Ryan

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#3 posted 02-12-2010 01:43 PM

I been considering doing the same. I agree “MUCH” nicer than a 5 gallon tomato bucket….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 02-12-2010 04:35 PM

Nice looking planter.

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#5 posted 02-12-2010 07:01 PM

Looks great!!! Love the price. ;o)

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 02-12-2010 07:11 PM

Looks good, I think the rough surface is perfect for a planter box.

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#7 posted 02-12-2010 07:25 PM

Much better than plastic. And nice reuse of materials too.

I have seen one or two other “pallet planters” on here and like those, this will also be going into my favorites. My dad has a few spare pallets he just got from having appliances delivered and I’d like to use them for a similar project since we are finally beginning to landscape our yard.

Something like this should be perfect!

By the way, what are the dimensions on this particular planter? Just curious if you tried to maximize the lengths of wood you had, or if you cut them to fit a certain size you were going for?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 02-12-2010 09:37 PM

I like it very much, so much so, as soon as I can go get some pallets, I going to do the same thing.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#9 posted 02-13-2010 08:45 AM

Thanks guys, I appreciate all the comments.

Jonathan, This one is roughly 36in wide x 16in deep x 16in tall. This one is about the widest I thought I could build, But was thinking of running the boards vertical next time for a longer planter. Now my mother wants one so I will start on another one here in a day or so.

-- Normal is Broke, Be Weird.

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#10 posted 02-27-2010 06:48 AM

Cool planter.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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