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Edd
24/03/2014 at 23:56

One teaspoon of caustic soda in 1 liter of water, sprayed on (this will open the grain). Then after it has dried use a garlic/onion/pepper and microbe (worm tea) spray then let it dry again. It will stall any rot but eventually it will decompose. Thats life unfortunately.

Edit: you can apply beeswax but i would only use that for indoors.

 

Edd
25/03/2014 at 00:23
Potters wrote (see)

 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://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40212.jpg?width=350

 

 

Potter. If you rotate that pic 180 degrees it looks exactly like my first attempt at a pallet lamp shade!

I have also been informed that it is my last attempt! lol

25/03/2014 at 07:16

Now there's an idea Edd....

KEF
25/03/2014 at 07:59

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 

25/03/2014 at 08:01

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

KEF
25/03/2014 at 08:19

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.

25/03/2014 at 08:37

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

25/03/2014 at 09:27

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

25/03/2014 at 10:15

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.

25/03/2014 at 11:16

Potters; love the xmas tree

25/03/2014 at 22:30

Pics of storage box as promised.

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40291.jpg?width=350

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

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40292.jpg?width=350

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

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/40293.jpg?width=350

 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.

Edd
26/03/2014 at 07:31

Neat job No expert.

You seem to have the knack for this sort of thing.

KEF
26/03/2014 at 08:20

No expert, impressive

26/03/2014 at 21:53

I saw a guy make the bench on a tv programme a few years ago so no credit to me except for the back.

The storage box is a plain enough item but I badly need somewhere handy to store all the sheets I use for frost protection. We get frost to early May in Tipperary. I envy those living by the coast, they sow earlies in Feburary.

Will post a picture when it is stained up and has handles on it. bogged down cutting wood at the moment, fuel running low this time of year.

27/03/2014 at 21:05

No expert that looks great - sure your not an expert - they don't even look like pallet planks nicely sanded was that a power sander?

Thanks KEF my hand still sore

27/03/2014 at 21:31

Perks of having a workshop at work. Beltsander, orbital sander and chop saw make it easier.

29/03/2014 at 11:07

Love this thread, logging in to keep posted.

29/03/2014 at 11:12

Hey WW, hello

29/03/2014 at 11:21

Thats great no expert 

Hi WW good to see you 

29/03/2014 at 11:43

Happy Planter - line it with black plastic.  This will stop chemicals leaching and also protect the wood from moisture in the soil so it will last longer.

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