Introduction: Vertical Corner Garden Out of Pallets

This project was inspired by a video that Steve Ramsey posted on his youtube channel, Woodworking for Mere Mortals.

It is a simple project, which uses simple tools. All you'll need is a jigsaw, a drill and a pallet.

Portuguese version abailable at www.foradoescritorio.com.br

Step 1: Select Your Wood

Choose two larger pieces from the base of the pallet to be used as the frame of our vertical garden and gather enough boards to fill the back of it.

Doesnt matter if the wood is dry or wet, you can use both of them.

Step 2: Trace Lines to Cut

Find the angle that you want for your garden and place the boards under the wood that you're going to use as frame.

With a pen or pencil trace the outline of the frame.

Step 3: Cut the Back to Shape

Cut all the pieces of the back panel with a jigsaw following the lines that you traced before.

Remember to keep the boards on its order, so it's easier to put everything togheter in the end.

Step 4: Screwing the Back Panel

Place the first and last pieces of the back panel to get the frame on the exact size that you traced your lines before.

Start screwing from top to bottom.

Use 4 screws for each piece, one on each corner.

There's no real need for wood glue, but you can use it if you want.

Step 5: Mounting the Shelfs

Cut a few pieces from another large wood of the pallet base. They don't need to be exact measured. Roughly 2cm each.

Step 6: Fill With Dirt and Plants

Cut a few boards to fit in as shelfs, again, nothing exaclty measured.

That's it!

Now that your vertical planter is done, fill the shelfs with dirt and start planting your flowers!

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ccroft1 (author)2014-05-01

Voted and favorited. Making one for maybe some strawberries or mint.

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foradoescritorio (author)ccroft12014-05-02

Thank you ccroft1! Post here when you finish yours!

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clazman (author)2014-03-27

Simpler yet, why not use a (manual) hand saw and a (manual) screwdriver?

No electrical power source required as well as a cardiovascular and muscular workout

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fabelizer (author)clazman2014-03-27

You can hurt your wrist, elbow, and shoulder screwing in that many screws! Somethings just make sense, and a battery powered screwdriver is one of them!

The handsaw is a great workout for a small project! I highly agree with that for this project. great fun when it's cool outside!

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health_news (author)2014-03-27

I gonna to try this and i place a plant in small pots.

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gaiatechnician (author)2014-03-25

You can irrigate these things with a bucket of water and an "airlift pump" (Just 1/4 inch tubes joined together. Air comes from an aquarium bubble pump. Smallest bubble pump could run 3 of these planters. The air pump could be on a timer to water every hour or two.

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thanasisxaskos (author)2014-03-25

Good idea!!!

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soul_eater (author)2014-03-23

I was planing to do this project from wwmm i saw it past week yours look nice

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HPandLOTR (author)2014-03-23

i watched the steve ramsey vid of this a few days ago :) this is such a good idea :)

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lilchumy (author)2014-03-23

Yeah I just saw this on Steve ramsy

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henk88 (author)2014-03-23

steve ramsey project

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foradoescritorio (author)henk882014-03-23

Just as I quoted at the beginning of the instructable.

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henk88 (author)foradoescritorio2014-03-23

very nice

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