Window Planter Made From Old Pallet. Window Sill Herb Garden




About: I like to make things from old pallets.

This is my first instructable,

I designed these (well not really designed), more cobbled together, when i was looking for uses for the off cuts of pallets that i didn't reuse for the climbing frame ive made. 

So yeah it took like 30 mins per one. cost about 50p. 

Step 1: Tools and Ting.

I used a mitre saw because im lazy and crap at sawing wood straight.
16mm spade bit to make a drainage hole.
Table saw
belt sander (again, because im lazy)

End of a pallet 
piece of wood which can serve as a base
some screws.

Step 2: Construction.

Its fairly self explanatory. I sanded down all the surfaces with a 40 grit sanding belt.

cut two pieces of wood the size of the holes. They aren't perfectly straight but it doesnt really matter.

Drilled two holes in each one after i screwed them in place.


Step 3: Wang a Bit of Varnish on It.

just something to postpone the rotting process, which is inevitable but at least it looks ok and fits onto a window.

fill with soil and seeds.


its a window sill herb garden made from a bit of an old pallet!!



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    7 Discussions

    Well done you! Your first Instructable! I found it easy to follow, with plenty of decent pics, in fact you have inspired me to 'attack' my pallet today! You are also very funny lol!


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    thanks for the tip, ill give it a try, varnish is so expensive and smelly anyway! :D


    5 years ago

    I do hope u used a clean pallet as many are treated with chemicals you likely dont want to eat.

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    Reply 5 years ago

    Yes, I completely agree. I would recommend lining the inside with some PVC or similar film material. I should really of included that in one of the steps.