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Elevated Planting Boxes from Free Wood Pallets

Build elevated planting boxes for aging gardeners and unique garden setups.

| February/March 2016

As I grow older, I try to stay fit and prevent injuries by altering how I approach garden chores. One frugal adjustment I’ve discovered is that I can use free wood pallets to elevate my planting boxes. This prevents me from bending over and gives my back a break. I’ve also used the pallets to build a potting bench and a compost bin.

I try to use worn-out items around the house to make additional tweaks. For example, I recently employed a few retired patio chairs to elevate some planters. In addition to the extra height, the chairs are movable, enabling me to place the plants to catch the sun as needed.

Eric Hansen
Carson City, Nevada

www.EasyWoodwork.org
5/22/2018 10:35:13 PM

I use the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own DIY projects – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha. Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)







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