Building your own planter boxes

In preparation for spring, we needed to build some new planter boxes.

You could consider buying them for a lot of money from a shop, but we decided to recycle instead, using some old pallets that would have just been thrown out by a local shop. Ralph wanted to try to give them a second use to build planter boxes with them.

Finding two like pallets with the HT marking (Heat Treated), you can easily build a good sized planter box.

The steps to the process:
1. Sand them down; Ralph used just under an hour to sand them down and remove splinters.
2. Fasten them with some simple brackets.
3. Put in a porous woven plastic lining and staple it to the planter box.

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Overall it took about an hour and we think looks pretty good. These are very sturdy boxes and won’t fall apart when you use decent quality pallets to build them.

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