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Raised Pallet Planter Box

  • 2 pallets

  • easy

  • 4h

  • $30

This is my first build of a garden planter box out of reclaimed wood pallets I’ve found. It was a terribly easy project:

  • cut boards to width/length,
  • screwed them to a 4″x4″,
  • put in a base.

I think for my next pallet planter box project, I’ll also include some shelving on the bottom.

I got the wood pallets from a construction site down the road, the screws were screws I pulled off of an old shelf unit and the only material I had to purchase was the fence boards as the siding. Overall, it was a very cheap and extremely easy project.

The box itself holds 450 cubic yards of soil which is perfect for a nice big planter! The overall sizes of this planter box are 5″ x 2″ x 18″.

Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
Raised Pallet Planter Box Pallet Planters & Compost Bins
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Julie
Julie

I made one of these boxes and used barn siding and then paired it with exterior paint, I now have mold coming through the paint, what could I have done to prevent this?

MIBargainGal
MIBargainGal

Use heat treated pallets and they are safe! There is usually some type of stamp on every pallet. As long as it has “HT” it has been heat treated vs using chemicals. Google this for more information. Happy gardening :)

Hope
Hope

I wouldn’t grow vegetables in any pallets. They’re all treated and can poison the food (that you will eat). You can only use non treated wood (cedar preferably to prevent rot).

Neokentin
Reply to  Hope

Hi Hope,
You should read our article on pallet safety here: https://www.1001pallets.com/pallet-safety/
You’ll see that not all pallets are chemically treated, the HT ones can be used to grow vegetables as they are Heat treated and not chemically treated like MB ones.

Lynn
Lynn

You might want to check the math on the amount of dirt your planter holds. 5 ft x 2 ft x 18in (1.5ft) is 15 cubic FEET not 450 cubic YARDS which would be a huge truckload!

Derrell
Derrell
Reply to  Lynn

I was thinking the same thing. Last time I check the largest load most semi’s can hold is 20 cubic yards lol.

Lea
Lea
Reply to  Lynn

I was going to say the same. 450 cubic yards would be 45 – 10 cubic yard dump trucks. A 10 cubic yard dump truck has a bed that is around 15 feet long.

Sally Ann
Sally Ann

NEVER use recycled pallets for growing food or children’s play (ie sand) as you don’t know what the pallet was previously used for. Could and most likely chemicals or something you shouldn’t be eating.

Amanda
Amanda
Reply to  Sally Ann

as long as it has the letters “HT” on the side of the pallet it has been heat treated, Not chemically.

Hand Crafted Creations in Wood.

Great for kids play too as an alternative to the sand tray. Soil over sand any day……it’s a medium we should all become more familiar with?

Matt Bernat

penser à mettre un film de protection au fond … ;)

Jenny McBride

Steph Buchan, I stand corrected 😂😂 (there’s even storage underneath)

Guile Power

if the water cant pass the bottom the wood is going to rot quite fast Oo put some holes inside the bottom so the water can drain…

Clément Mw

Ah bah c’est ce que je veux 😍😍

Julie Hoddy

copy cat my husband makes these exactly like these

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