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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

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


Well done lisa; it looks great


Thanks both, and this weekend I'm going to fill it, I may be some time.....

How are you intending to turn or empty it?

I'm going to build another one at the side of it and dig the full one out into the empty one.

My strawberry planter! They are growing better than anywhere else I've tried, and it's so compact yet holds so much. I wish I had done two!


Here's the other pallet thread for Sweet Pea and anyone else who wants to do a bit of DIY  

What a great strawberry planter you have Loganberry Hut

My raised bed strawberry planter is planted now.

Been meaning to upload pics of my pallet project compost bin

Here is on for you Edd thanks for idea

started as a pallet

with wider gaps

sawed up the size I wanted

added small bits of wood down the sides so that each part would stay together, made a frame and put into a box

used all the off cuts of wood from making this and from other pallet projects to fill the sides in - trying to make the bee hive look, nailed it together

Screwed all the box together with a bit of help with holding, made an extra rim to help the lid sit on something

started to make the roof of the box - only one piece of pallet wood was big enough for the triangle ends, so hard to saw with a hand saw  trying to get the right size and along the lines - I had drawn on. cut side bits of wood to join the triangles together

Cut up bit of left over fence planks for the roof

Here is the inside lined with compost bags cut up (black side) and nailed into place

Here it is in place and painted maple leaf green Cuprinol garden shades and the lid painted in stay new paint to keep clear paint to keep it looking like wood


That looks amazing Gg..  

Thanks Panda

will find pic of potting bench and add soon

How is anyones pallet projects going?

Been having a saw at the pallets today trying to sort out pallet bench with back and seating chair for GH potting table.


The compost area made from pallets is coming along, not quite finished yet though, as I didn't have any compost to put in it, it slipped down the list of things to do.


Do you have any pictures Zoomer? ... but I do have a  new camera with distructions as to how to load pictures onto my documents...and the chip from my old camera fits it......


That looks amazing Edd.  When it's finished you just need to make a small side table for your refreshment(s)

Edd that looks so impressive great going

I have just been skip rummaging as the woman let us and got a pallet and another pallet which is like a table