Who says you can't get something for nothing? I just finished two raised beds made from my neighbor's old shutters and odds and ends of left over wood, then painted them with surplus deck
paint! ZERO COST!!
For quite a while, I have admired all sorts of wonderful homemade and commercial raised beds seen on Pinterest and Hometalk. Because I couldn't justify the cost of buying the lumber and didn't want to tackle disassembling pallets, raised beds did not seem to be in my future. But then, our neighbors replaced their shutters and were nice enough to give them to me when I asked. They know by now that a repurposing project is about to get underway.
You could do other configurations, but I used two shutters on each side and one-half a shutter for the ends. That used up all ten of the free shutters. Odds and ends of lumber stored in the garage rafters came down and became corner, end and middle supports. I even had enough wood screws from another project to use for this one!
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I have used old clear badge holders to cover my seed packets so they don't get wet then stick
them on the stake. I put the packet in upside down, tape the end closed with waterproof tape then when the packet is turned up side up, the holder is upside down and can be clipped to the stake. I use old brackets from old window screens because they have one screw and can be used again and again. If I remember, later this spring, after our 10 feet of snow melts, I will take a picture and post. I love all the projects with pallets, I have a pile that was just sitting there taking up space!!!