DIY Pallet Planter Easy Raised Garden Bed Project From Repurposed Pallets [Pallet Raised Bed]
DIY Pallet Project: Easy Raised Garden Bed From Repurposed Pallets [Pallet Raised Bed]. The first thing I did was secure my building supplies by harvesting a pallet. I heavily relied on my chopsaw for this project. I then created two identical (same size} frames from the pallet slats. Once they were done, I stood them uprights so they were positioned parallel to each other. I then ran pallet slats vertically from one frame to the other until I had all four sides covered. I used my craftsman 18Gauage brad nailer extensively for this project as well. Once the sides were complete I trimmed out the top with basically another frame with 45 degree cuts in the corners of the pieces. I then used pre-stain (let dry for 30 minutes or so) and then walnut stained it. Easy and FREE!! Ready to plant some stuff in there now.
Some of the tools I used (paid links):
SKILSAW SPT77W-01 15-Amp 7-1/4-Inch Aluminum Worm Drive Circular Saw: https://b51238owaxdtfzc52ejrvrcub7.ho...https://b51238owaxdtfzc52ejrvrcub7.ho...
DEWALT Sliding Compound Miter Saw, 12-Inch (DWS779):
The first step after gathering these free pallets is to hack them up with my skill saw.
I then take all the nails out of all of the boards and try to save the ones that are salvageable.
I cut 45 degree angles in each corner with my chopsaw.
Here's look at the freshly cut corners. I used a wood rasp and file to remove the rough edges.
All four pieces cut for the first box.
Nailed the corners together with 18 gauge brad nails.
You don't need one of these to do this but it makes it a little easier. An alternative that I've used in the past is to use reused pallet nails or whatever extra nails or screws I had laying around.
Both box frames are ready to go. I made them both the exact same size.
You can make your garden planter as tall or short as you want here. You can spread them apart farther or bring them closer together.
These brad nailers are nice but used pallet nails work just as good. I will even use a combination of both.
I used this MINWAX brand pre-stain.
Let it dry for about 30 to 40 minutes or so.
I love the look of this Varathane brand dark walnut stain.