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Project by Ivan posted 04-27-2020 07:50 AM 1245 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finaly one project for my wife, who is entering gardening world….so this is my tribute on her wish. I made them of old pallets, dimensions cca 105×60x50cm (usable depth 35 cm). For bottom I made wooden frame with metal rods covered with metal grid. Inside and outside it was painted with mixture of white stain coat and black oil based colour to get grey colour with visible wood grains after painting. I put some gardening fabric inside. Box was strenghtened with threaded rod and nuts in the midle. On top I put angled profile edge, so rain water can easily slip away

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 04-27-2020 11:53 AM

About time you got off your bum maj and made something for your wife, after all your projects for yourself and others.

Thought the last picture was the present for your wife… It looks like a ladder for helping her climb, after you drive her up the wall with all this home confinement

You planning on another maj junior?

Nevertheless, neat boxes and like your reinforcement idea.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 04-27-2020 12:27 PM

Nice garden boxes. She will thank you since it will make her work so much easier now. The pallet wood turned out looking great.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 04-27-2020 02:48 PM

WOW all them beautiful planters from pallets good idea for top water drain GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 04-27-2020 03:24 PM

Sweet build, Ivan. So, there is one good use for pallet wood.

-- WWBBJ: It is better to be interesting and wrong, than boring and right.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 04-27-2020 03:31 PM

Nice raised beds Ivan! All this work will pay off when the garden produces some nice fresh veggies and because you are making you wife happy she just may share some with you….I’m sure she will !LOL Nice work and built the right way!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 04-27-2020 04:26 PM

great looking planter my friend,gotta make a happy wife for a happy life.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 04-27-2020 05:38 PM

Nice reuse of wood Ivan. They look good. Happy Spouse, Happy House buddy, you might get some new tool points. Never a bad thing. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 04-27-2020 05:49 PM

Thanks all for kind comments….making my wife happy was ultimate goal here…cheers all.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#9 posted 04-27-2020 10:05 PM

Nice work, Ivan she will love them because they save bending down or sitting the ground to garden!!

cheers, my friend…......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 04-28-2020 04:52 AM

Thanks again for supportive coments…. DT3 is all yours

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 04-28-2020 10:11 PM

Nice work Ivan…look like they should do the job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#12 posted 04-29-2020 11:08 AM

I made a couple out of pallets two years ago. Not as big as yours, but just as deep, and I lined them with landscape cloth.

The constant moisture of the soil took it’s toll on the wood and the sides began to rot out. First at the bottom sides, then worked their way to the legs. Enjoy them while you can…...they won’t last long. For me, it wasn’t worth the effort given how many seasons of growing I got out of them.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#13 posted 05-01-2020 04:59 PM

Really fine planters.
Happy wife, happy life.
Can I ask why she wanted them off the ground and not just as raised beds? I am planing to build some raised beds in my garden now.
Take care.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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