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21/03/2014 at 16:35

This all looks great!  Very imaginative.  I've only ever used them for compost heap and log store.  Need to get my tools out....

21/03/2014 at 17:30

When I managed to take apart the first pallet into planks and block I could imagine lots of things to make out of them, it is amazing when they are bit of wood instead of pallet to see different things to make 

21/03/2014 at 19:28

What is a pallet only a collection of wood.

Any chance of a picture of the table I might have a go at one.

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.

Will add pics as I go, just for the hec of it.

21/03/2014 at 22:14

We picked up some free pallets the other day, currently being worked into a chicken coup

22/03/2014 at 00:51

Pics please!

22/03/2014 at 10:57

I will try take a pic today, it is not a table yet need to sort out how to make the stand bit, will try having more of a go today 

Hollie hock that sounds fun

22/03/2014 at 11:24

...wish I could find my camera....

22/03/2014 at 21:25

Here is my photos, first how the pallet started

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40013.jpg?width=547&height=350&mode=max

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

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40012.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

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  

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40011.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

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 

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40010.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

Here is the front and how it looks now

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40009.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

22/03/2014 at 21:39

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

22/03/2014 at 22:11

What you making No expert?

22/03/2014 at 22:27

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.

22/03/2014 at 22:36

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.      

Edd
23/03/2014 at 11:08

Looks like you are hooked GG.

I found this today and thought i would post it on the 'vermicomposting for beginners thread' but i think it is more suited here. 

Its a stackable beehive composter and can be used for both vermicomposting and normal. The best bit is that it blend the bin into the garden setting without it looking like an ugly eyesore.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=7&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CFUQFjAG&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.tillysnest.com%2F2011%2F07%2Fstackable-beehive-composter.html&ei=2b4uU9HmL-n20gWa_oGYCg&usg=AFQjCNGUOMOaXmpBYvfc5PZs_Q1ohU98Hw

I am sure you can see how easy this would be to make out of pallets.

I must try this one (i will probably do a few).

Regards

Edd.

23/03/2014 at 11:48

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.

23/03/2014 at 12:42

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. 

Edd
23/03/2014 at 12:55

Pile of pallets free to collector. Various sizes and condition.

https://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CDEQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gumtree.com%2Ffreebies%2Fbuckinghamshire&ei=ZdguU_7HFaeP0AWH6YHABA&usg=AFQjCNF9ziKajOfaWr3crtYDIRJcfPfkeg

Do a search on gumtree as there are a few in your area.

I would just check out the back alleys of small grocery stores/shops as they usually throw them away.

24/03/2014 at 21:08

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 

24/03/2014 at 21:29

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

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40212.jpg?width=544&height=350&mode=max

 

24/03/2014 at 21:39

That looks amazing Potters 

24/03/2014 at 22:05

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.

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