TURN SOMETHING OLD INTO SOMETHING NEW
Salvage an old pallet, and create this slim-line shelving. This is a neat way to store and display small pots and tools.
1 FIND a warehouse or transport depot that has lightweight pine pallets destined for the scrap heap. You need 1 x pallet, 3 x deck boards sourced from another pallet, galvanised coach or batten screws, small nails, hessian or black plastic, and a selection of potted plants.
2 STAND the pallet up against a wall, then measure and cut the spare deck boards to cover the holes in the blocks across the frame. Nail or screw them securely in place to create shelves, then turn the pallet upside down.
3 PAINT exposed surfaces with one or two coats of exterior acrylic paint.
4 LINE the inside of the shelves with hessian or black plastic, and use the small nails to secure it in position.
5 ATTACH your pallet frame firmly to a wall using the coach or batten screws. Add nails to hang tools. If you’re not confident with this step, ask a carpenter or handy friend for help. Arrange your plants and tools, then admire your work!