Friday, 27 April 2012

Pallet Planter 2

I am loving the endless possibilities of pallet creations.  I made a pallet planter for my friend's birthday and managed to get some pics in before the rain.  

What it looked like empty.  I didn't stain it because I like it just the way it is.   

filled

I didn't put a plastic layer in this one, but I'm hoping to make another one and somehow squeeze in a plastic layer so that it can be used indoors as well without water leakage.







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7 comments:

  1. Well, this just couldn't be any easier! And what a lovely gift! I want to make 3. :)

    Shared on FJI Facebook for SNS 131. :) (and trying to pin but Pinterest is on hiatus)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150812944796141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  2. Thank you Donna! Alas, it SHOULD have been easy, but I did keep knocking the nails so that they kept coming out the wrong way! I was going for the rustic look anyway, but seriously- this is why we need woodwork to still be taught in school!

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  3. Simple and adorable and from free wood! I'm with you, Katie. I wish they would teach woodworking in school. I could use a few classes myself. Hope you'll stop by my blog sometime. I will be back to check out what you are up to next, for sure!

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  4. PS: I found you at Funky Junk!

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  5. This seems super easy and is super cute...a combination I love. I pinned it on Pinterest and it seems like everyone agrees cause it has gotten an overwhelming response! Great idea! Thank you for sharing!

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  6. I have a question about how wetherproof the pallet wood is? Does it need to be protected so it doesn't rot from moisture?

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    1. I'm not an expert, but I think that pallets are pretty durable and most are treated wood anyway. The ones that I have used have been outside for a long time anyway, and they seem to just get the rustic look. My first Pallet Planter has started to "move" with the moisture and rain, but we secured the planks in better with some screws and hopefully that should last a while! I'm guessing that the stronger the pallet, the longer it will take the wood to rot. Also, worth mentioning-Donna at FunkyJunk Interiors pointed out that it's important to remember that because pallet wood is treated, best to put plastic lining in planter if using for edible plants.

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