Another use for pallets

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Another use for pallets

Post: #222458 chuck_n_grace
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:30 am

Hi,
A few weeks ago we constructed three compost bins from free pallets. I wanted to go further and use them for fencing...but needed to remove the footers. Using pry bars, chisels, and a few hammers...I was able to do it. However, I damaged a lot of slats.

A friend brought a reciprocating saw over yesterday with a metal cutting blade. We were able to cut through the nails...and removed the three footers and slats in about 4 minutes per pallet.

I built a nice 16 foot length of fencing to hide the 'messy' part of the garden from the front lawn. 'Messy' means pots, bags of material, tomato cages, etc.

My neighbor really liked the fence...and if a neighbor is happy...then we're happy. :iconbiggrin:

So, what else can we build in the garden with these pallets? I've seen some raised beds and a duck gate so far.

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Re: Another use for pallets

Post: #222469 wulf
Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:31 am

Compost bins. They are a good resource for building large bins. If I can get my hands on a couple more I might build an "extension" to my bin so I can easily separate out the "almost ready" compost from the new stuff.

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Re: Another use for pallets

Post: #222481 homegrown
Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:05 am

Hi, if you can get big enough ones they can make a ventilation wall at the back of a green house or even become the frame work for a shed or play house, simply nail onto framing cover in building paper and tin, then line inside.
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Re: Another use for pallets

Post: #222493 Millymollymandy
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:00 pm

Gates - the gate to my chicken run and two gates into the veg patch are made from pallets. Also my 6 plots in the veg patch are edged with pallets. The box kind that roofing slates came in hold more firewood and kindling that won't fit in the wood shed.

Unfortunately we can't get them easily unless you are renovating a house and get to keep the ones that roof slates etc are delivered in (we got ours from a builder neighbour) because all the businesses here don't give them away as they all have deposits on and go back to wherever they came from. I think that is much better than the things going to waste all over the place, however for Ishy types they don't go to waste, do they? :iconbiggrin:
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