|Posted by Mimi's Garden, Inc. on May 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM|
So, I'm slightly addicted to the Gardening boards on Pinterest. Sometimes I feel it should be called 50 things you can do with a pallet, though! We recently replaced and repaired the split rail fencing in the garden, and added a few new gates for easier access. I am a big fan of home made gates, all of mine are different and unique. After installing a section of side fencing, but before installing a gate I was left with a gap.
I needed a temporary filler to keep my dogs from wandering. I so conveniently had a pallet handy, and propped it up overnight.
Ironically the pallet fit perfectly between the posts. This set me in Pinterest mode, and I joked that I had a new idea about something you can make with a pallet... a gate! Then I thought about it. Why not?! It fit perfectly, it's sturdy, and I have the hardware! So I ran the idea by my fellow gardeners.
The idea was a hit. So we got to work on installing the hinges, and trying it out. The end result?
My Pinterest inspired pallet gate! I will be adding a diagonal support, and a barrel bolt on the top in the near future. I'm also considering a planter box on top of the gate for some wave petunias. It will be a work-in-progress, but I promise to post pics of the end result!
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