Sunday, May 26, 2019

How to Build a Pallet Planter Box

Here I am again with another pallet project for you. We're on a roll!  When you have lots of pallets, you use them!  Recently my honey had a morning off and he built this planter box for me while I was at work.  It was a fun surprise to come home to!
See it over there to the left?  I ended up planting a tomato and a jalapeno plant in there so we can have fresh salsa this summer.
I think it turned out awesome and again like the patio pallet table he built, he took all the pictures for this one. Thank you baby! :)
He started out with some left over pallet boards from our DIY Pallet Wood Wall

You will need nine (9) pieces of pallet wood cut at 34 -1/4" long each.
Using a builder's pencil, mark all your boards first, then cut.  Measure twice, cut once!
He used our chop saw to make quick work of the cutting.
Now you have the bottom and sides and you're almost ready to assemble.
He used two pieces cut at 13" to hold all the pieces of the bottom together.

NOTE:  Your measurements may be different if your pallet wood is another size than what we used here.

He placed them 5" in from each end.
Secure each bracing piece with 1-1/2" wood screw and a power drill.
You will need two side braces cut at 11-1/2" long for each side, so in total you need four (4) pieces cut at 11-1/2" long.  Again, they are 5 inches in from the ends and you will drop down from the top, 1 inch so that you have an amount hanging off the bottom edge to attach to the bottom section.  He used his nail gun and brads to hold it all in place until he was ready to screw it together.

Now you are ready to assemble the sides to the bottom of the planter.  Again he used 1-1/2" wood screws to hold it all together.

Now for the ends.  You will need to cut two (2) each of the following sizes.  These are cut at an angle so that the planter graduates in size from bottom to top.

2 - 18"
2 - 16"
2 - 15"

This is how he explained it to me when I asked how he got the angles.  "Because its pallet wood and its imperfect, there was lots of guessing involved".  He got the size of the largest (top - 18") board and held it up to the planter and marked with a pencil the part that needed to be cut off.  Using the chop saw, he cut along his line he made.  Then, using the nail gun, he tacked it to the planter and followed doing the same with the next two pieces.  I hope that is understandable.

He literately made this up just out of his head, he did not have any directions to go by.  This is what he does.  IDK, but I can't do that so I don't understand it! lol!  It looks perfect to me!

Since its a planter, we need drain holes to let the water get out.  He used a hole drill bit to make several holes all over the bottom of the planter.
We lined the inside of the planter with landscaping fabric.  We used the staple gun to hold it all in place.
Next, we filled it up with garden soil and we were ready to plant!
I just planted one tomato and one pepper.  We'll see how they do.  I'm ready for fresh salsa, so I hope it works!  It'll be nice just to step out on the patio and grab a fresh tomato.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you so much, I sure am enjoying it! :)

  2. Hi DeeDee!
    What a neat pallet project! The planter box is so pretty sitting on your patio! Thanks for sharing at Homestyle Gathering!

    >>> Kim

    1. Hi Kim, thanks so much! We are really enjoying it! :)

  3. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you so much Marilyn, I appreciate you! :)

  4. Congratulations! Your post was my feature pick at #OverTheMoon this week. Each Hostess displays their own features so be sure to visit me on Sunday evening and to see your feature! I invite you to leave more links to be shared and commented upon. Please don’t forget to add your link numbers or post title so we can be sure to visit!

    1. Oh my goodness! I'm so honored Marilyn, thank you so much! :)

  5. Wow - I am impressed with your skills! Thanks for linking up to Best of the Weekend. You were one of my features! Congrats and enjoy your weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Shelley, what a sweet surprise! :)


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