|Project by jus6681||posted 06-04-2010 09:37 PM||20851 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
I wanted to build some raised garden beds for a few reasons, one being to keep the dogs from digging in the beds and to keep them from naturally “watering” the plants. Also, for ease of maintenance. I started pricing cedar and redwood and decided to go the cheap route and found some great 4’x9’ oak pallets. Not the prettiest looking project, a bit slapped together since I had a late start on planting and was using rough aged lumber.
I wanted to use as few fasteners as possible so I built the frame from the pallet runners and cut a vertical dado on either side in which the horizontal side panels slide into. This proved to be very helpful when I went to fill it with soil, I took front panels off and was able to dump straight from a wheelbarrow.
Finally, as you can see, the dogs found an unintentional second use as a nice shady space to lounge.
-- Justin L :: Omaha, NE