Cheating With an INSTANT Full Pallet Garden Walkway

2 Materials
$1
2 Hours
Medium

Love pallet projects but find yanking the boards apart too much effort? Me too! So I came up with an easy way to create a garden walkway using full pallets as is. The worst part was attempting to get them level. I tried digging ruts at first but found it better to just flatten the soil bed before placing them down. The best part about this project is the elevation so the walkway clears mud and rainwater. Very cool! I don't mind if the wood rots down below... I can just replace them or come up with something new if that happens. DIYers need an excuse to create more stuff anyway. :)

A two pallet walkway resides in front of a little sitting area by my front door. It's perfect!

A two pallet walkway resides in front of a little sitting area by my front door. It's perfect!

Levelling the soil really well took time but was well worth it.

Levelling the soil really well took time but was well worth it.

The pallets were then tucked into place.

The pallets were then tucked into place.

Rather than bring the edge of the pallet to the lawn, I planted some alyssum pouring out of an old kettle instead. It's very cute and rather unexpected.

Rather than bring the edge of the pallet to the lawn, I planted some alyssum pouring out of an old kettle instead. It's very cute and rather unexpected.

Before...

Before...

and after! I love it!

and after! I love it!

Makes for a cozy little sitting area!

Makes for a cozy little sitting area! And was perfectly free!


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Suggested materials:

  • Pallet wood  (free)
  • Full pallets  (free)

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  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    on Jun 22, 2019

    Cant you just seal the wood so rotting wood would never be an issue?

    • Morgan
      Morgan
      on Apr 17, 2020

      Google ‘shou sugi ban’. That might be an option.

  • Terry Stock
    Terry Stock
    on Aug 8, 2019

    Do you have a solution to the wood being really slick when it's wet?? Or, you just avoid walking on them?

    • MTzilla
      MTzilla
      on Jul 17, 2020

      Pallets notoriously have a rougher texture to the slats, so a slippery surface isnt a concern when using them.

  • Elaine
    Elaine
    on Oct 7, 2019

    How to build a bridge out of pallets

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