This is a simple design built from reclaimed wood and purchased ¼” wood slats. It cost very little and only took a couple of hours to complete the build. The goal was light weight, shallow and wide for collecting leafy vegetables, easy to handle and somewhat attractive. If pallets are used, see pallet safety link here.

Video of the Build:

Step 1: Tools/Materials


  • Jig or band saw
  • Drill and 9/16” bit
  • Hammer or Nail Gun
  • Sander


  • 1/2" x 5" x 4'
  • 1.5" x 1/4" x 8' (x3)
  • Nails
  • Glue
  • Stain or Paint (optional)
  • Rope (1/2” diameter, by 6’)
<p>This looks great! I love the simplicity of the design. Looks like anyone can make it with some basic tools. </p>
<p>Thank you. Yes, it's a really easy build. Nice project for kids. </p>
You could retain the man card by stating that you built it for your wife/mother/sister as a gift. Additionally, you automatically get it back with that stain; what a great idea! Nice, simple project with nice rewards.
<p>Thank you. It was for my wife :).</p>
<p>I love that stain! Great idea and food-safe, too.</p>
<p>Its neat :)</p>
<p>I love that stain! Great idea and food-safe, too.</p>
<p>Stunning work. Soon I'll be the envy of all the other ladies at the farmers market! </p>
<p>I'm going to lose my man card for that comment but I'm glad you liked it :).</p>
I love it! I like the home made stain that you used.

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Bio: I like to design and build random things.
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