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A Little Garden Walkway Out of Pallet Boards

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Desiring a way to walk from my driveway to the lawn, I decided a chunk of flowerbed had to go... and instead, created this easy pallet wood walkway in just a couple of hours!
These planks were found in a pile of pallet wood rubble. The slightly thicker boards make water run off a dream.
They haven't been treated with anything, and are still going strong 3 years and counting!
Here's how I did it:
Time: 1 Days Difficulty: Easy
  • make a pallet wood walkway for your garden, diy, flowers, gardening, landscape, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Placing the planks in a slight curve as well as random alignment made for a slightly more interesting take
Welcome to my little pallet wood garden walkway! Doesn't this resemble a beach boardwalk? Very simple to make!
  • make a pallet wood walkway for your garden, diy, flowers, gardening, landscape, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Here is the very full before
Here is the before shot. I desired to reach the lawn from the driveway. So let's get to work!
  • make a pallet wood walkway for your garden, diy, flowers, gardening, landscape, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Decide where you desire your pathway to go and make it happen This was after a few shrubs were pulled out and new topsoil was placed
Removing a few shrubs was the first step. Then new soil was placed, so it would be nice and workable around the boards.
  • make a pallet wood walkway for your garden, diy, flowers, gardening, landscape, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Here s a picture from year 2 It held up as if it s still brand new
Each plank was positioned into the soil for stability. A few plants and rocks later, it was done.
  • make a pallet wood walkway for your garden, diy, flowers, gardening, landscape, pallet, repurposing upcycling
  • make a pallet wood walkway for your garden, diy, flowers, gardening, landscape, pallet, repurposing upcycling
There is no sealer on this walkway. It's shown while wet. But you could certainly seal it with something outdoor durable.
This is the walkway at 3 years old!
Be sure to click the link below to see the full tutorial.
  • make a pallet wood walkway for your garden, diy, flowers, gardening, landscape, pallet, repurposing upcycling, Here s another pallet walkway I came up with at
And here's another! A TWO PALLET WALKWAY HERE

To see more: http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/2012/07/pallet-wood-walkway-all-prettied-up.html

  • Susie
    Susie Spencer, IN

    this looks great but they dont really look like the pallet boards I'm used to seeing-these look more like 2x4 or4x4's ?

    • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna

      Sorry to confuse Susie. These are slightly thicker boards than are found on the top of average pallets. They were found in a pile of pallet board rubble. They could be support boards. You are right though, a simple 2x2 or 4x4 would work!

  • Reneesredos

    Did you set them in sand or just on top soil. Are they wobbly?

    • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna

      They are slightly embedded into the soil for stability. Not wobbly at all if embedded deep enough!

  • Roelof Hartzenberg
    Roelof Hartzenberg South Africa

    Must be sanded and then be treated and varnished.

    • FunkyJunk Interiors - Donna

      I personally didn't treat mine, and after a few years, do show some deterioration only now. But I don't mind replacing them, as it was free to begin with. :)

  • Espie Tamayo
    Espie Tamayo Hurst, TX

    Use a fence paint that gives a stain look, and seals the planks.

  • Kay
    Kay Hinesville, GA

    Use varathane to seal outdoor wood. It's a marine grade sealant, used on boats too.

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