Introduction: Pallet Recycling: Plant Bookcase
Here's an easy project to recycle a pallet into a small vertical garden. Hopefully after my plants grow it will look greener.
Step 1: Remove Boards to Make Space
Drill out the nails with a power drill, then pull up the boards with a hammer. Keep them intact, you'll need them later.
Step 2: Punch in the Nails
Remove all nails sticking out where you just removed boards from. Any that you can't remove, hammer them in. Other nails still holding it together, use a punch to nail them beneath the surface.
Step 3: Cut the Spare Boards
Cut the spare boards to shape so you can use them as the 'shelves' on which the pots will sit. I used a router and a jigsaw for this. Put them in place. If they are a slightly tight fit, use a mallet to get them in position. Now drill holes and screw each board in several places front and back to hold it in securely.
Step 4: Plant Your Plants
For seedlings its nice to use an old egg carton to germinate. Anyway, get some plants to put in your new garden furniture.
Step 5: Chicken Wire
Attach chicken wire to the back of it, and put plants it. Done!