Raised Pallet Planters

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Project by air8 posted 04-02-2013 08:40 AM 5193 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Making raised pallet planters for my girlfriend.all that I did was box in each flat with a 2×4, cover the end, added a bottom to hold the soil, and added 2×4 legs.

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#1 posted 04-02-2013 10:32 AM

Should work

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#2 posted 04-02-2013 07:34 PM

Good idea! With a bad back, hunkering in the garden is a pain (literally). This gets it up off the ground. Might make it a bit more difficult for rabbits to gnosh my greens, too.

If you will permit a suggestion: add a foot to the bottom of the 2×4s (or some kind of pad) to help distribute the weight. Fill those up with a couple bags of soil and water it and it’ll start to sink into soft ground pretty quickily.

Good work,

-- "We're always ready to circumcize a few 2x4s," - Uncle Bill

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 06:34 AM

Great idea, but I agree…watch the weight. We have lots of them here and it doesn’t take as much as you think to give in to the weight. Perhaps a few more legs

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 12:16 PM

Good ideas. Right now 5 of them are filled and watered. They only hold two bags of soil. I boxed in under each slat of the pallet with a piece of 2×4. So it’s like a little planter box for each opening.

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 02:40 PM

Nice idea. It is endless what a person can do with a pallet.

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