TURN SOME­THING OLD INTO SOME­THING NEW

Gardening Australia - - PRACTICAL -

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!

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