DIY Raised Garden Bed
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This medium-sized, raised planter box is just right for vegetables, herbs, flowers or even shrubs. Pallet wood may not look like much in pallet form, but you'll be amazed at how good your planter box looks when it's finished. This box measures about 21" tall, 36" wide and 48" long and can be built with five standard-size pallets.
TIP: Pallets are relatively easy to find, and often free at warehouses, grocers or shipping outlets. Ask for "stringer" pallets. They work best for this type of project and are one of the most common styles. Starting with five pallets gives you some extra material so you can pick and choose the best boards.
WARNING: Wear gloves and eye protection. Pallets are used to ship almost everything, including hazardous materials. If you see obvious stains, or the pallet has an oil or chemical odor, don't use it. Follow the old adage: When in doubt, throw it out.
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