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Here is my photos, first how the pallet started


Then I took the 3 planks off the back. turned over the pallet to the top side of the table I want to use, took off the top planks as I did not want the spaces in-between using a hammer and crowbar


Then re arranged the planks and started putting them back on the 3 boards in the middle, used a large right angle to help and nails hammered in in the planks, I removed the last plank after I put the rest back on to keep the pallet in the right sized block width  


Then I removed the under blocks and sawed off the excess wood and 3 blocks because where I moved the planks along there was about 2 plank spacing left

Here in the picture below is the back of the potting table 


Here is the front and how it looks now

No expert

Nice work so far Gardengirl, made a start myself to-day, will post pictures tomorrow

No expert

My next project is a storage box for fleece and hessian sheets that I use for frost protection. It is a long way back to the garden shed to store them during the day and I have to go to work, so a storage box down thew garden would be useful. Cheaper to make than buy. It will be 36x18 x20 inches high.

Ever so impressed Gardengirl, I made a fence at the bottom of my plot with some pallets and didn't need to take those apart.

I'm making raised beds at present for the allotment but have plans for a bench like no expert's, not the delux version, I've a couple of half pallets which may make a two seater and then me thinks a compost area but your table is looking like a real possibility.

I've also discovered, some pallets are put together with staples, ever so easy to come apart using the stone method.      


I can rather smugly say I made an asparagus bed with my old pallets! Took them to bits, fixed the four sides with plastic ties, painted it green to match the shed, tied one of those big builders bags inside it, filled it with compost, manure and silver sand and 4 years ago planted four asparagus crowns. 

Waited the compulsory 2-3 years while they established, had a superb crop year 3, but last year - nothing! I think the very cold long wet spring was to blame so I'm hoping for a better crop next month. (I kept the bin insulated and covered over the winter just in case.

Hi, I live in the High Wycombe area, does anyone know where I can get pallets from, I used to see them everywhere and now I want some I cant find any!  If anyone has any ideas I'd be grateful. 

Sorry No expert did read earlier about your project them I forgot head not with it, Will you need to keep them dry?  so adding plastic to your box 

Did a bit more yesterday made the shelf,  started sawing up the legs today for the potting table but hand sore from whacking it with the hammer the other day

Hello all nice to see lots of ideas and interest in pallet projects

My dad came home from work yesterday and got me two more pallets, oh goodie more ideas to think of 


 I managed to collect various pallets last summer and started with simple troughs but then got a bit confidence and a bit more's fun and it's free!



That looks amazing Potters 

Could someone advise me if there is something I can wash a wooden pallet down with before I plant it up with vegetables please? I'm worried that any chemicals might leach into the plants. Thanks in anticipation.


Now there's an idea Edd....


Great uses of pallets. GG hope the hand eases soon, so we can see pics of potting bench

Potters think you get the award for the most unusual use of pallets.

Hope GW magazine don't do an article on pallets or everyone will be after them and we won't be able to find any 


Loved reading through here! Where do you get pallets from KEF? 


Not telling or you'll get them.  

Got one from back of co-op, I asked if they wanted it. One from the top of a skip, they were happy for it to go so they could get more in, and one from neighbour whose son works for a computer firm, he used to get loads for bonfires    waste.

I keep an old dust sheet in car boot, just in case ..don't really but not a bad idea.


Thanks for the advice, Edd. I'll get cleaning my pallet today.


I'll tell OH to put a dust sheet in HIS car and keep a look out, thanks kef


I get them from a farm supplies shop. I use them for storing my big hay bales on to stop damp getting into the hay from below.


Potters; love the xmas tree

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Pics of storage box as promised.

 A pile of pallet boards sanded and cut to suit the job.

 The back is one board higher so the roof will slope and not hold water.

 Completed storage box with lid. A lick of fence life and it is ready for use.

Used 3 small pallets and some other small bits. Did the cutting and sanding at work during lunch break over a few days. Should keep the fleece and hessian sheets dry and nearer where they are needed. No more trudging back to the garden shed at first light.