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#1 David Brown OFFLINE  

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 12:54 PM

My daughter and her husband have an apartment in Ohio and she contacted me a while ago asking if I might have a pallet suitable for making into a planter. I guess she saw this somewhere and wanted to grow some herbs but, given the fact that they only have a very small patio, she has to go high or some sort of tiered planting system. I told her I just got some new pallets but to give me a little time to see what I could come up with. Well the pics below show what spilled out of my head.

I ended up using new wood.

I can't be classified as a wood worker and I don't have that many wood working tools but I guess it's not too bad for what I had to work with. The whole thing is about the size of a pallet. It will last a few years anyway I would think. Should be good for herbs or small crops.

Planter 1.JPG Planter 2.JPG Planter 3.JPG

Edited by MH81, May 16, 2015 - 09:00 AM.
Defined wood source as non pallet

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 12:55 PM

Looks really good.  You could probably sell those for 100 a pop.  Call it "amish made" and sell them all day!


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Nice work. Pallets are useful things.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 12:56 PM

Looks really good.  You could probably sell those for 100 a pop.  Call it "amish made" and sell them all day!

Why does he want to change his name to Amish?


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 01:08 PM

Looks really good.  You could probably sell those for 100 a pop.  Call it "amish made" and sell them all day!

Thanks but I don't know about that.  I was thinking of making another to donate to next years youth group rummage sale that they do to raise funds for their mission trip.  They would probably put $5 on it though.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 01:08 PM

Jeff, That looks really good.  I think TMT84 has a good idea.  There are a lot of people who live in the city and wish they could have a garden and this if a good alternative. 


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 01:53 PM

They would probably put $5 on it though.


SOLD!! I'll take three at $5 each.
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Posted May 15, 2015 - 01:59 PM

Here is what you built from a pallet at home depot!

 

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With a little more refinement, countersinking the screw heads, a little wood filler in the holes(or plugs) and some stain you would have the same product.  Hand made, not made in china.

 

We have the area "Amish Country" stuff like that there sells like crazy!


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 02:02 PM

Here is what you built from a pallet at home depot!

 

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With a little more refinement, countersinking the screw heads, a little wood filler in the holes(or plugs) and some stain you would have the same product.  Hand made, not made in china.

 

We have the area "Amish Country" stuff like that there sells like crazy!

Well that one looks a whole lot better.  I didn't build mine from a pallet.  It's all treated decking actually.  Ah well, it was something to try.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Yeah! That's not pallet wood and I sure wouldn't call it hillbilly engineered. The bolts are new and it doesn't have any automotive  parts. You have totally failed at your task. On the bright side, you have produced an excellent herb planter that your daughter will enjoy. :thumbs:


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 03:04 PM

Yes, that's nice. At $5 I'll take one too.

It'd make a nice deer feeder too.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 03:41 PM

Well that one looks a whole lot better.  I didn't build mine from a pallet.  It's all treated decking actually.  Ah well, it was something to try.

 

I could of swore you said you repurposed a pallet...

 

Pallets are a good source of wood!


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 03:50 PM

I could of swore you said you repurposed a pallet...

Pallets are a good source of wood!


No she was looking to use a pallet but I wanted to come up with something better.

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Posted May 15, 2015 - 04:30 PM

I hope she likes it! You may have to build more, so draw up plans while you still have that one.


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Posted May 15, 2015 - 04:50 PM

That's a neat looking planter. Did you drill some holes for drainage?
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