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Pallets

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 15:51

Hello all here is my pics 

From this a pallet

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42795.jpg?width=547&height=350&mode=max

I took the planks off moved them next to each other and sawed it smaller

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42796.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

Left the blocks on, -  with all the blocks I have been collecting from other pallets

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42797.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

I decided to stack them make them into the legs

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42798.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

Sawed up some planks left over and used them to join the legs together with clamps and lots of nails put in, wanted all the blocks level at the front and back view of the bench

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42799.jpg?width=547&height=350&mode=max

Nailed them together to the bench top which had the 1st block joined to the top so 6 blocks attached in six places

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42800.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

This is how it ended up looking then I sanded it down

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42801.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

Using the coarse sanding block in pic above. - that is the saw I have been using on all the pallet projects 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42802.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

This is how it looks now painted Cuprinol garden shades summer damson,  I wanted to not paint the blocks so it still had a bit of the pallet look

In the picture is the strawberry planter painted maple leaf green still need to sort the liner out yet and buy the compost

Pallets

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:22

Take pictures Lisa enjoy you pallet project

I will add photos tomorrow for you all to see have painted the bench too summer damson Cuprinol garden shades - I really like the garden shades adding so much colour to the garden

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 23:01

Hello all

Been day of planting plants around pond so bits of digging and putting plants in and pulling dried ivy off the tree, I even planted some large boulders stones around edge

I was so EXCITED there is a newt in the pond only put a few pond plants in yesterday late - was given to us from next door a week ago - as they will be re doing there pond, think when I was digging around edge something went into the pond (plop noise) need to add more plants so green water goes away

Was cloudy and dry but bit windy and cold ish

oh and 2 butterflies have hatched from the mesh on my raised bed, saw a cute mouse eating off my bird feeder went to get the bird food and ratty has eaten my pack of fat balls in the garage even though I was putting food in a pot for ratty  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 10:09

Hello all

Chicky like your pics even the upside down garden - I like the trellis like that  no need for painting

I am going to do painting today of pallet bench I have made

Pallets

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 23:45

Hello all

No expert I am lining it with a mini grow bed lining bag

Zoomer44 - just a hand saw all measured and then maths - marked all out with metre stick and pencil where I was going to cut, stood it upwards leant against trestles and sawed down the pallet was a bit tricky to do but got there

I have painted my strawberry planter maple leaf green Cuprinol garden shades

Today I have been sorting out a bench nailing together and sanding it down

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 21:05

Hello all

Will catch up later,

On TV now BBC 4 deep down and dirty the science behind soil with Chris Beardshaw - Freeview no 9

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 23:15

Probably but felt dizzy on Saturday so took a bit to get worse 

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Posted: 13/04/2014 at 22:52

Hello all

Gardengirl.. here thanks for missing me so nice, have been a bit busy and was trying to catch up with you all bit by bit so much going on here on forum.

Me been pallet bashing and sawing - buying wood paint and plants from homebase, sowing lots of seeds and more

Was nice and sunny Tuesday so lugged loads of concrete posts down garden using a wheelbarrow - clearing the path so heavy felt rough badly since then

Me not to well doc said I got virus infection temp high - so I did not want to pass it on virtually - had most of week bad headache pains glands up, said vitamin c good to take so I have berocca and brought some Manflu drink ok quite strong and lozenges - like them soothing I wanted to try them.

I rested a small bit but wanted to garden yesterday so spent the day weeding the front garden all done and planted out a few plants

Station was planned for today so got the zingy lime painted on the sleepers looks so good

Pallets

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 14:48

Hello all

Here is an update of my pallet projects this is for a strawberry raised planter

Started like this below I had already took off the blocks and the back planks few days before

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41742.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41741.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

This is one bit cut off I divided it up into 3 pieces to get front, back and two sides

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41739.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

Here it is laid out when I finished cutting up the three sections  

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41738.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

With the sides cut to size 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/41737.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

This is it put together, I sawed up a plank and a half - down the middle in half to attach to the bottom to make sure the planter has more supported

I am going to paint it some when - the rain is stopping that

Rootrainers, are they worth it

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:18

My root trainers are worth it they have lasted a long while even if I managed to slip a bit of the tray on top they are all held together in the frame or green tray under as I have a few different ones even a row trainer

I sow lots of runner French beans and sweetcorn they are so easy to get the plants out and plant and the roots are great, I normally use a hand held bulb planter to quick make hole the plant them out

Here is a video about them

http://rootrainers.co.uk/rootrainers/index.php

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