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Some Ideas for Building With Pallets
Pallets are free on every street corner these days it seems… but you better be quick to pick them up because they are becoming a very trendy item to build with. I have scoured the internet for some of the most useful and fun pallet building ideas that you can build in an afternoon with your kids or start as an ongoing weekend project.
The first idea I want to present is the raised garden made from pallets. I have been babying my seedlings along all winter indoors but the time has come to begin thinking about an outdoor bed for them to enjoy the summer season. My thoughts turned to an idea I had seen at the fair a few years ago -pallets sawed down to the right size, lined with plastic, and filled with garden soil. This idea saves your back and there is no weeding the first year depending on the soil used. You can make them short by sawing the pallets in half, or you can make them tall by just using the pallets full size. Pallets provide many little holes where you can tuck in herbs or berries- so fun!
My next idea centers around Fido… he needs a new house but you don’t have the money to buy all that lumber. Get about 5 or 6 pallets and go to town sawing and shaping them into a doggie dream house! You can even combine the gardening idea with the dog house idea to create a very useful little structure.
My final pallet inspiration is for the kids. I’m sure you guessed it- the pallet play house. I found many free plans on the internet by Googling “free pallet tree house plans”. There are many handy people out there who do not need plans and can create amazing things off the top of their heads and they are happy to share their genius. The internet is a great place to start if you need a little help.
Pallets provide an inexpensive building material that is quite strong and durable. I even found plans and information on volunteers using pallets to build temporary shelter for people in third world countries.
I hope you enjoyed this tid-bit of inspiration- now go get your pallet on!
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