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Using pallets and other recycled materials to create useful garden equipment and features seems to have really taken off in the last year- at least the posts I’ve made to Old School Garden during that time are among my most popular.

My own exploits to date have been limited to a set of vertical planters, shortly to be used as mini raised beds for some young children at my local primary school. Following a bit of a reorganisation of outside stores here at the Old School, I have a redundant wooden bicycle rack which looks perfect as the base for a ‘plant theatre’ so I might get round to doing that as the days lengthen and (hopefully) the air warms up. In the meantime here’s the latest batch of ideas I’ve gleaned from Facebook sites like 1001 pallets, urban gardens, container gardening and the like. Enjoy!

First some sheds, shacks and greenhouses….

 

Next a few planters…..

And now some serious outdoor building work…..

Finally a few odds and ends…..

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Ultimate Guide to Upcycling with Pallets

ultimate guide to upcycling with pallets1 Ultimate Guide to Upcycling with Pallets in diy pallet ideas  with Recycled Pallets A useful visual guide to all you need to know for that pallet project of yours!!

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My latest crop of ideas for creating useful and beautiful objects for the garden and outside (mostly from 1001 Pallets). Today a focus on chairs, benches, tables and associated ‘what nots’…

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Well, here we go again. The wonderful Facebook site 1001 pallets has come up with a another set of super examples of how you can usefully up cycle wooden pallets into garden objects or features (plus a couple of other recycling examples from different sites).

First furniture…

Next planters…

Finally, the weird and wonderful!

Related articles:

How to dismantle a wooden pallet

Even more pallet projects

More pallet projects

Recycling in the Garden: widening the net

Even more Pallet Power

Pallet Projects – more creative ideas

Polished Primary Pallet Planters

Pallets Plus –  more examples of recycled wood in the garden

Pallet Power- the sequel

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Raised beds on the cheap

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palletsSince sharing pictures and ideas for making garden things from pallets or other recycled wood, I’ve come across a super Facebook site ‘1001 pallets’ – take a look and you won’t be disappointed! For now here are a few more cunning ideas for projects from pallets – just click on the images for links to tutorials or instructions.

Do you have any of your own pallet projects to share?

Links:

1001 pallets

How to tell if a pallet is safe for reuse

Other articles about using pallets in the garden:

Pallet Projects – more creative ideas

Polished Primary Pallet Planters

Pallets Plus –  more examples of recycled wood in the garden

Pallet Power- the sequel

Pallet Power

Raised beds on the cheap

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palletWhen you see this what do you think – firewood?

Having recently converted some wooden pallets into a boardwalk to divide my veggie patch, and yesterday acquiring some more from a builder who didn’t want them, it got me thinking about different ideas for recycling these ‘unwanted’ items. Here are a few images of projects I’ve trawled from the internet and a few links to sites with ideas on how to convert your pallets into useful objects around the garden (and further afield)- furniture, planters, walkways, fencing,buildings  – the ideas seem limitless and the process fun. A sort of ‘grown up Lego’!

Do you have some ideas of your own not shown here? I’d love to hear from you and see your photos!

Useful links:

Raised beds on the cheap

20 creative ways to upcycle pallets in your garden

Create your own pallet garden

Vertical pallet garden

Pallet Garden competition- great for schools and kids

Pallet gardens for students

More images of pallet projects- Pinterest

Quick guide to making a pallet garden

Creative ways to use pallets in your garden – some novel ones here!

Building a vertical pallet garden- video

How to make pallet garden loungers

Are reclaimed pallets safe to use for raised beds?

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