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20/04/2014 at 21:27

That looks great Gg - I love the legs!

If anyone lives near Leicester, and wants some pallet wood but either can'd be bothered to take them apart or doesn't have any hanging around I discovered this place over the holidays, I got a bootful of wood for future projects :

They are a community run place that collects and sells recycled wood.  They do packs of pallet wood for £3.50 for 10 planks.  They also have various sizes of scaffold planks.  And if you're not near Leicester, these are other places UK wide


23/04/2014 at 19:52

This is a transfer with pics so hope it works.

Edd wrote (see)

OK. New pallet have been acquired from round the corner, now and back home with extra weigh in clothes. Photos to follow as its a new pallet and a bit different. The good thing is its as clean as a whistle and there is another one to pick up.


The construction is different and i'm thinking this would be better off on the pallet thread.

 Look clean as a whistle.

Look closer ?

 Huge staples. They are hard to get out!!!

OH. hello, what is this???

 Is that chip board inbetween!!!!! It must be so hard to cut through, and leave me with all those clean boards. LOL

Lets pray for many more.



Pics of new outside chair/ couch  to come. Its just not completed yes so bear with me please. I went with the same colour as Doves new fence. The only problem is i can only get small left over quantities for free and will have to save it all up. (think it was sea grass green) lovely colour when i get there. Thanks Dove.

Kind regards.


 PS. off out to get the other one.



23/04/2014 at 19:58

Looks good Ed, had someone just dumped it round the corner...what a good find.

23/04/2014 at 20:15

Gg, love those colours

23/04/2014 at 21:49

Well i thought i would let nature do its work and let water split the pallet with the dried wood chip. 

I found it was waterproofed (outside) so had to hand drilled into it and spent half hour pouring warm water into a 3" X 4" block to see what happens in the morning. ( it must do the job, as nature is wonderfull)


Mark 499. 

I must apologise. Sorry.

I have just (acquired!) found my first pallet with stamp markings on the side. its a very posh pallet. Can you explain this to me, please. it looks exactly like this with different numbers.



 The image i have stamped is (left handside corn or barley image with, what i can read (in a column downwards) SFP and then a O/G possible. looks more like a G.) .

On the right it says:




I do hope you can help with is as i need to know.

look forward to your response

Kind regards


PS. The pallets are the best i have ever seen.

25/04/2014 at 16:25

Edd I know the HT is heat-treated so that is good no chemical but for the numbers I don't know, I had wood chipped blocks on one pallet easy to get apart with hammer and crowbar.

I am looking forward to the pics Edd 

Thanks artjak

I have added the liner of the strawberry planter

25/04/2014 at 16:39

The strawberry planter looks great Gg. 

I drilled holes in the wood chip blocks and poured water in and they have now swollen and just fallen apart. Wish they were all like that.

star gaze lily. There is a Asian food shop at the end of the street and they just dump all the rubbish out the back its great for onion bags and waterproof Hessian sacks. There are also lots of the blue dyed pallets but i find they are too much work to remove the stain. (unless painted).




25/04/2014 at 17:26

Thats good for you Ed, all those freebies for you to recycle  look forward to more pics of your projects.

26/04/2014 at 21:11

Planter looks good GG. Hope you get a good crop.

27/04/2014 at 20:34

Well the potting table has got a little bit further this afternoon

Put the blocks on the bottom of the legs for the table, then put it on the trestles to see how it looks and if any needed doing

It was a little high so the legs will go up past the top and help support the edging of the top of the potting table

The bottom shelf has now got a an extra board put on cause not as wide as top so now both 90cms wide to help attach to the legs and stand up properly

So will roughly look like this but not on the trestles - there is a nice knot hole in the top just right for the dibber tools - will take more pics as I go

I only had a bit of time in the afternoon to have a go and it rained on me while hammer in nails but I wanted to get it done

29/04/2014 at 22:39

The garden table as promised.

 Round topped table at 30 inches diameter. those were the legs i had planned to use. Thought they looked a little bulky so this is how it looks.

 Stil not happy with legs. Thinking of replacing them with one circular leg.

29/04/2014 at 22:52

No Expert like your table well done  - goes so well with your bench

How did you make the table top circular?

29/04/2014 at 23:00

With a home made compass. A piece of wood with two holes 15 inches apart. Screw through one hole in middle of table. pencil through other and revolve. Cut with a jigsaw. sand down rough edges.

29/04/2014 at 23:08

Proper power tools then

Been doing a bit more of the potting table put the legs on and support frame around the bottom area and got help from my dad with the shelf area -  still need to put the frame around the top edge

30/04/2014 at 10:43

Hello found this page good information on the stamp on pallets

30/04/2014 at 21:35

Garden girl; everyone should have a jig saw; mine is a Bosch and has been useful for about the last 15 or 20 years. The power tool I really love is my hammer action drill; 42 years old and still drilling away

05/05/2014 at 19:33

I built my compost bin today, it's a monster!!!

05/05/2014 at 19:46

 Here it is!

06/05/2014 at 12:57

Well done lisa; it looks great

09/05/2014 at 17:17

What a great compost bin Lisa

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