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Planters I built from recycled wooden pallets (my first woodworking project).

Planters I built from recycled wooden pallets (my first woodworking project).

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Looks great and they'll age nicely into a silvery grey.


tginnever

Thanks! Hope they last long enough for that to happen.


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Cheers! I love projects like these, they're the best of recycling and woodwork.


YukonBrawler

Keep an eye out for termites though, just as a heads up!


tginnever

Link to more pictures: http://imgur.com/a/eDcOL1s


Beastumondas

What did you use to finish the wood?


tginnever

Took me a while finding something suitable as a lot of the finishes I found were toxic to the plants. Ended up using a decking oil and lined the inside with plastic. I’ll see if I can find a link.


tginnever

https://www.diy.com/departments/diall-clear-decking-oil-5l/242811_BQ.prd


SamTheGoatMan

Is the plastic liner/wood bottom solid or did you make holes for drainage? I'm guessing there are and thats the reason theyre slightly elevated, just curious how you did it!


tginnever

After I lined it, I drilled several drainage holes straight through the plastic liner and wood bottom. Just before I drilled, I added a layer of pebbles which helped weigh the plastic down and hold it in place so the holes stayed sort of aligned. They should also hopefully aid drainage and stop the holes from clogging up with mud. The planters are slightly elevated, like you mentioned, to prevent the bottom sitting in water.


collingwobbles

They look great. Well done.


tginnever

Thanks!


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How do you keep out roaches, spiders etc? Or do you live in a cold climate?


tginnever

Live in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, which is pretty cold. Snails are my only real problem.


pistonian

if wood wasn't treated they'll likely disintegrate but looks nice now!


tginnever

I treated them inside and out with a decking oil then lined them with thick plastic as that was my thought too!


draxyyy

Any photos of the building process? I built a couple very similar, but there's a lot I could have improved. What did you do reinforce the bottom?