Make an Garden Gate and Boardwalk From 2 Pallets in an Hour!

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1 Hour

After I came home from my fancy vacation filled with well manicured lawns, I sat in my own back yard and gasped... it needed help.

When I started a big weeding frenzy around my shed, I lifted up the old pallet wood boardwalk and it fell apart. Rotten to the core. Perfect.

Well, that was enough for me. I started snooping around my junk stash eager to fix it up in a jiffy. I had some serious suntanning to do and wanted something pretty to look at while doing it!

Two pallets and 1 hour later, I had a new pallet wood gate and cute little boardwalk to match! And I didn't have to build a thing!

Want some garden enhancements made easy too? Here's what I did:

When coming home from my vacation, this is what I had to stare at. Yuk.

Ripping up the old boardwalk to weed underneath, it broke into a million pieces.

The answer was easy. Replace it!

A simple pallet like this is all you need.

Make sure it's the dimensions you desire, as well as the boards tightly connected together on top to do the job as a boardwalk or front step.

Is pallet wood safe? Read THIS article to figure that out first, especially if you desire to place pallet wood around food garden plants!

And another pallet was used for a gate!

The pallet gate was attached to the shed with gate hinges. Another perfect fit!

To get behind the shed, you simply swing the gate open!

And to get a wheelbarrow in behind the shed, I place a plank from the pallet to the yard making the height transition easy.

Visit the original post linked below to see how that worked out!

The new pallet wood garden shed gate and board walk marry the little rustic garden shed SO well, and couldn't have been easier to make!

But I added more charm in this sweet garden shed area too...

Come on over to visit the original blog post HERE to take a peek!

Think you'll give 2 pallets a try for your own garden after seeing how easy and cute it is?

Suggested materials:

  • Pallets   (the curb)
  • Gate hinges   (from my junk stash)

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
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  • Mikie Mikie on Aug 26, 2019

    Ya did real good. The old tool's and Lantern's really set the project off nice. I'll give ya 10-atta-girl's. (pat's on the head).

  • Sue Ames Sue Ames on May 03, 2021

    Love, love, love it! The decor makes it. You have inspired me! Thanks for sharing!