How To Build Flower Boxes From Wooden Pallets

Wooden pallets are often used in shipping large amounts of clothes and furniture, but they can also be repurposed as DIY projects. One simple project using wooden pallets for DIY is making a flower box. All it requires are some pallets and some weed barrier fabric available at any hardware store – these will help keep weeds at bay as well as provide moisture-retaining features in the soil that protect flowers from being overgrown with unwanted growth.

First, gather heat-treated pallets. You can usually find these at industrial estates or the backs of large shops; check local businesses as they might allow you to have any pallets they discard or recycle for free. After gathering enough pallets, remove loose slats from outside edges; use a saw to cut two of them lengthwise into halves without cutting any of the longer vertical slats; the remaining full pallet will serve as your planter base.

Once your wood pieces are assembled, use galvanised nails and a hammer to secure them together. Be sure to drill pre-drill holes prior to screwing in any screws; this will reduce any chance of splitting. For an updated look, paint or stain your planter to match its surroundings for an artistic touch.

As another option, a more rustic planter can be constructed out of cedar fence boards and 2×2 posts to add height without taking up too much visual space on your porch. This can add height while still giving your garden visual interest!

Add a false bottom to your planter for both time and cost savings, and to avoid overfilling of soil while leaving enough room for plants or vegetables to be grown in it. Doing this is quite straightforward.

For something eye-catching, try this beautiful tiered planter which would make a striking focal point in any garden. Ideal for an outdoor living room or patio setting, the tiered planter can even be hidden behind walls to hide unsightly pipes or conduit.

Finalise the design by adding soil and flowers. Feel free to select whatever varieties you desire; however, keep in mind that some blooms and plants are better suited for indoor environments than others; for assistance and advice from nursery staff on this point, consult them.

Once your planter is built, it’s advisable to cover its interior frame with weed or garden fabric to ward off weeds from coming through and damaging your flowers, while at the same time keeping moisture from the potting soil from eroding the wood over time. In addition, considering covering it entirely with waterproof tarp will prolong its life span even further.

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