We will learn some interesting ways to use wooden Euro pallets or pallets in the garden.
Wooden Euro pallets, they are also pallets, only at first glance seem to be useless pieces of wood. In the right hands, they can become exclusive garden furniture.
Euro pallets in the garden
- Making a decorative screen
- Vertical garden
- What does the marking tell about Euro pallets?
To make such chaise lounges, put a pallet from which you cut one board, insert a pallet-back into the groove and attach it to the base using corners. To tilt the seat, place something under the front of the lounger and remove the support bars from the back.
Left: The shabby chic garden table is beautiful and practical. Depending on the height you need, put several pallets on top of each other (in this case there are 6) and beat with boards.
Right: pallets make pretty fences or railings. First, wash the pallets, polish and varnish (paint as an option). When they are dry, simply nail to the uprights.
Green wall: a vertical garden can be made from a pallet. On the back of the pallet, nail or hang boxes on the fasteners, plant the plants in them and pass them through the cracks of the pallet.
Left: A pallet can be used to make a vertical garden. Right: vertical garden can be used as a screen
A vertical garden can be used as a screen if several Euro pallets of different types are connected with the back sides. To make such a partition look even more beautiful, cut holes for flowers and herbs in the form of round or square windows in solid pallets.
Making a decorative screen
You will need:
- Euro pallet 1200x400x144 cm in size (if the screen is needed higher – take another pallet or its half);
- a hammer;
- 2 wooden posts (about 150 cm long);
- 2 bricks;
- 2 anchor bases for posts;
- grinding machine;
- 5-10 polishing discs made of abrasive paper (grain size 80 or 120);
- glaze or water-based paint;
1. If nails are sticking out of the pallet, remove them with pliers or hammer in. Wash very dirty trays, scrub with a brush and let the wood dry.
2. Use a sander to grind the surface of the boards well. Sweep away any abrasive dust.
3. Cover the front side of the pallets with paint or glaze. Apply multiple coats as needed. Leave to dry.
4. Install the anchor bases of the posts in the ground and fix 2 posts in them. Place 2 bricks nearby, on them – vertically a pallet. Nail the pallet to the supports.
5. If necessary, attach another pallet or its half and decorate the partition with potted plants.
The screen is decorated with potted plants with bright flowers.
1. Lay a tarp about 155 * 100 cm on the ground (thick film is also suitable), put a Euro pallet on it. Tightly screw the tarpaulin onto three of the four sides of the pallet (leave the long side).
2. Pour the substrate into the slots.
3. Plant plants such as garden strawberries, mint, afternoon tea, petunia, and platycodon.
4. Place the pallet at an angle, water the soil and add substrate if necessary. Ideally, plants should be allowed a week or two to root horizontally before placing the pallet vertically.
What does the marking tell about Euro pallets?
Today, both new and used pallets are sold on the Internet with different abbreviations on them. What do these inscriptions mean? Standard Euro pallets are marked with EUR stamp in an oval. This means that the pallet is made in accordance with European standards.
The European Pallet Association (EPAL) issues a license for the production of pallets of the European standard (EUR). This stamp on the corner of the pallet indicates that the product is really of high quality.
According to the standards, each pallet must also bear a special IPPC stamp (an abbreviation of the International Plant Protection Convertion), or, as it is also called, “Spikelet”. This sign means that the wood is disinfected, that is, there are no bugs and fungal infection in it. published by econet.ru
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