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:
Welcome to my little pallet wood garden walkway! Doesn't this resemble a beach boardwalk? Very simple to make!
Here is the before shot. I desired to reach the lawn from the driveway. So let's get to work!
Removing a few shrubs was the first step. Then new soil was placed, so it would be nice and workable around the boards.
Each plank was positioned into the soil for stability. A few plants and rocks later, it was done.
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.
And here's another! A TWO PALLET WALKWAY HERE

Donna at Funky Junk Interiors
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  • Karen Karen on Aug 29, 2017
    its beautiful but won't the boards rot and get moldy not treated and on the ground? Does it rain there a lot? We're in Texas and I feel like they would break apart after a year. Any idea?

  • Diane Diane on Jun 24, 2019

    Love it! I plan to do something like this at our place in the mountains -- it is a wet area, so I will probably lay down gravel first. Someone who lived there before us lined it with concrete "blocks" but I will remove them. The path leads from our back porch to the arbor. Don't you think a plank walkway will be great here? (Here is the space "before"):

  • PeprmintPatti PeprmintPatti on Jun 23, 2020

    Didn’t you have to sand the boards to keep splinters away?


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