Ann
Ann
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  • Medford, OR

Pallet Wood Planter Project

$12.00
3 Hours
Medium

Recycled pallet boards cover nursery pots for cheap, easy vintage style planters.
Restyle a nursery pot using pallet boards!
Restyle a nursery pot using pallet boards!
Nursery pots are big and cheap. Pallet wood is free. It's like a match made in DIY heaven!
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Try your pallet boards on for size and cut to length. This planter is 23 gallon size.
Fasten boards leaving a wider gap at the top.
Fasten boards leaving a wider gap at the top.
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Brads inside pot look like Sarlac teeth (two points for Star Wars reference!) Bend them downward with pliers.
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The planters were $6 each. The pallet wood was free. We're going to try this on some BIG tree planter pots NEXT!
Ann

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Have a question about this project?

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  • JadAbb
    on May 2, 2018

    Where did you get 23 gallons pots for $6 ?!!

    • Ann
      on May 2, 2018

      Our local tree farm! They even have bigger ones if I want them. They charge $11 for those. Every nursery that sells trees has these big pots. Sometimes they give them away. Just ask!!

  • Nikki
    on Jul 16, 2018

    Where do you get free wood pallets

    • Ann
      on Jul 16, 2018

      By asking wherever I saw them. I got a few from the Walmart nursery, others from the Habitat for Humanity store, still others from friends and neighbors. I am always on the lookout for good pallets. It can't hurt to ask!

  • Emmanuelle
    on Dec 18, 2018

    My friend on the local hatware store recommend some gavy duty silicone instead of nails faster and it gives a better look inside and you do not have a million nails to bend water resistant and at the same time protects the wood -you can even use hot silicone what do you think ?

    • MBRATTY
      8 days ago

      I was wondering the same thing. I know it would be more water resistant and do you really want to put your hand in a pot with a bunch of nails even if they are turned down. Enough rust could hurt plants.

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  • Helen Befort
    on Nov 8, 2018

    *****I'm going to try this in the spring ! ! ! Very good idea Ann. Thank you!!*****


  • LaNell
    on Nov 19, 2018

    I want to do this, but plan to attach the boards by using screws from the inside. Then I won't have to deal with sharp nails.

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