D.I.Y. pallet vertical garden

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D.I.Y. pallet vertical garden

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Project Overview

You’d be surprised what you can do with an old pallet. It’s easy to upcycle one into a thriving vertical garden with a few tools and materials. By adding some planter boxes and a shelf, you’ll turn an empty space in the yard into a colourful backyard feature.

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How to remove a bent nail

If a nail bends as you hammer it in, don’t try to straighten it, just remove it. The easiest way to do this is to place a thin piece of timber beside the nail to support the hammer and protect the surface. Fit the claw of the hammer under the nail head and pull the handle towards you until the nail comes out. Keep the handle as close to vertical as possible so you don’t make the nail hole wider.

Step by Step Instructions

1 Remove the slats
2 Measure and mark the slats
3 Cut the timber
4 Drill drainage holes
5 Fix the planter boxes to the pallet
6 Add a shelf
7 Paint the pallet garden
8 Homemade oasis
  • Step 1. Remove the slats

    To give the vertical garden some strength, you should keep the top and bottom boards in place. Remove the middle slats with a pry bar, hammer and a chisel. Make sure you also remove any nails as you go.

  • Step 2. Measure and mark the slats

    For the base of the planter boxes, measure the distance between the slats at the front and back of the pallet. Then measure the distance from timber to timber for the front of the planter boxes. We’re making four planter boxes, so we need four bases and four fronts.

  • Step 3. Cut the timber

    Use the circular saw to cut the slats you’ve already removed for the four planter boxes.

  • Step 4. Drill drainage holes

    Clamp your base lengths to a workbench, and use the 18mm spade bit to drill several drainage holes in it. You’ll need to do this for the three planter bases.

  • Step 5. Fix the planter boxes to the pallet

    You’ll now need to decide where your planter boxes will go. A good idea is to leave more space between some planters for larger plants. Put the base of the planter box in place and secure with the fixing gun. Then put the front in place and secure it. Repeat this until all of the planter boxes are built.

  • Step 6. Add a shelf

    A good idea is to cut a leftover slat to size and fix it down at the bottom of the pallet as a handy shelf.

  • Step 7. Paint the pallet garden

    You can leave your pallet rustic and unpainted but we’re painting ours to contrast against the wall we’re hanging it on. Apply as many coats as needed.

  • Step 8. Homemade oasis

    Once the paint is dry you can put your pallet vertical garden in place. Fill the planter boxes with your favourite flowers or herbs and with a little effort, you’ve created a fantastic looking vertical garden.

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