This lockdown, gave me once in a lifetime an opportunity to convert some of my wood pallets into amazing DIY projects. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to build a little desk planter box out of recycled wood pallets.
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Material, equipment & tools needed:
- Pallet Wood
- Measuring Tape
- Hand Saw or Chop Saw
- Artificial Turf
- Artificial Decorative Plants which I bought from AliExpress for a Dollar each
- Face mask
Dismantling the pallets
First, the pallet is dismantled with two hammers. The goal is to reuse all the nails that were used to build this pallet. You can see several techniques to disassemble a pallet.
Sanding the pallet planks
Let’s start the project by sanding the plank to give it a nice and smooth texture.
After that, you will cut two 17cm and two 10cm blocks from the plank. Frankly speaking, you can choose any size based on how much space you have and how many plants you want to put into the box.
Building The Box
Once all the blocks are ready, it’s just a matter of putting them all together with medium sized nails.
For the backplate, I am using a cardboard extracted from a broken chest’s drawer. I have previously used it in another project, I will provide the link in the description below.
I am using thermocol to fill in the extra space inside the box. Thermocol will keep the setup light and tidy.
Then, I am adding the artificial turf on the top of the thermocol block.Now to wrap it all up, I am adding the artificial plants on top of the turf. That’s it all done.
I initially had no plans of painting the box, however based on my partners advise I went ahead and painted the box to give it a modern look.