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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
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-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.
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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.
-- "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 sunny and warm Hawaii,
#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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