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How to waterproof a pallet planter box Answered

Does anyone have an recommendations on how to waterproof the bases in a planter box made from pallets?

Picture a pallet standing up. The bases on each runner/rail have been filled with a piece of wood. I tried this once before and just used silicone around the join but it was no use, water still came through when I watered the plants.

What would be a clean, simple way to water tight the edges of the bases? I've attached an image of what we are trying to create. A friend suggested just adding rubber to each planter compartment.

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blkhawk (author)2013-09-21

Some line the inside of the planter with a plastic film.

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dougfirr (author)blkhawk2013-09-22

@blkhawk - what "kind" of plastic? Surely not cling film (ceran wrap)?

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blkhawk (author)dougfirr2013-09-22
I should have said plastic sheet. Many how-to planters suggest lining the inside of the planter with plastic sheet.

plastic sheet

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dougfirr (author)blkhawk2013-09-23

Ah I see thanks for the info. I'm thinking just using silicone to make it stick?

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