Pallet Recycling: Plant Bookcase




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!

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    5 years ago on Introduction

    I love this idea! We have a pallet and I will ask my hubby to make me one so I can grow my herbs in it. :-)


    6 years ago

    This is a great idea. I think I might use it to harden my plants before they make their way to the garden.