How to Build a RAISED BED Using PALLETS, FREE Backyard Gardening

How to Build a RAISED BED Using PALLETS, FREE Backyard Gardening

Today I want to show you how to easily build a raised bed using FREE recycled pallets so you can be eating fresh veggies without breaking the bank.

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50 Comments

  1. Steven Adams on June 30, 2021 at 1:57 am

    How do you know that these skids are not chemicaly treated or had any chemical spilled on them which is harmful to humans I think ok for flower beds but vegetables garden caution. Love the ideas looks great but very nervous about using for vegetable garden …..

  2. Maury Joe Wanna on June 30, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Use vapor barrier inside to prevent wood rot.

  3. Anton Chigurh on June 30, 2021 at 1:57 am

    Any problems with slugs?

  4. Jeremy Stewart on June 30, 2021 at 1:57 am

    3:25 yea it’s always nice to bang em out from behind!!!

  5. razz P on June 30, 2021 at 2:00 am

    What’s the linseed oil for?

  6. Emtiyaz Khouri on June 30, 2021 at 2:00 am

    You did great job 👏 💜

  7. First name Last name on June 30, 2021 at 2:02 am

    Good job. Do you really talk this fast?

  8. G Washington on June 30, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Outstanding! 👏

  9. Kent B on June 30, 2021 at 2:03 am

    Ya had me until you put the non mitered or rabbited(for strength) 2×4’s on top.

  10. Terry Kay on June 30, 2021 at 2:04 am

    Where do you get large amounts of mushroom compost?

  11. Gil m Ko on June 30, 2021 at 2:08 am

    Good Idea !👍🍅🍆🥒🍇🍋

  12. C.Dubble-Dubble on June 30, 2021 at 2:09 am

    A QUESTION FOR The Gardening Channel with James Prigioni : (6:07) When u start with the Linseed Oil is that PURE Linseed Oil or is it thinned with paint thinner or mineral spirits? If so, do u suggest a ratio (i.e. 5:1, 3:1 Linseed to Min. Spirits/Thinner)? KEEP DOING UR THING BROTHER! Absolutely GREAT CONTENT!! Me n my wife both agree u shld be on the DIY Network or HGTV… Ur vids puts most of their garbage TO SHAME… Done by ONE MAN (n his dog of course😜) with little to NO MONEY for a budget and directly to-the-point content… KEEP’EM COMING BROTHER

  13. Amy Chang on June 30, 2021 at 2:13 am

    Looks great! Now i just need to go look for some pallets 🙂

  14. Bethlehem Negussie on June 30, 2021 at 2:17 am

    💜💜💜thank you for the helpful tips! Your raised bed looks sooo amazing ….wish you can build me one🙂💜💜💜

  15. Joe Salmi on June 30, 2021 at 2:18 am

    I :might do this one day, I like it. I would change a few things but the concept is spot on…. I wonder why it has so many down thumbs…

  16. TehSyneS on June 30, 2021 at 2:21 am

    "that rails all screwed"

  17. Guru Bandhu Khalsa on June 30, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Good idea but it would be a lot easier and faster to use the speed square as a guide for the circular saw on the original cuts.

  18. Caber Cabe on June 30, 2021 at 2:21 am

    Wow, that looks gorgeous. Actually looks better than if I had gone to Home Depot and got the wood and assembled it myself.

  19. Morning Star on June 30, 2021 at 2:25 am

    Are you also Chrisfix?

  20. Kimberly Lucas on June 30, 2021 at 2:26 am

    How many pallets did I use for one raised bed

  21. cruisebumify on June 30, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Everything is great however, for safety please use goggles when using power saws. Your eyes are very important.

  22. Shaggy Dog on June 30, 2021 at 2:26 am

    Pallets leach dangerous chemicals into the soil

  23. Leslie Milosevich on June 30, 2021 at 2:28 am

    Be careful not to use treated pallets or you’ll end up with toxins in your bed.

  24. Jack D on June 30, 2021 at 2:29 am

    I’m literally attempting this next week. Have all the pallets piled up. Wish I could show you the end result!! What type of screws did you use?

  25. alguien random on June 30, 2021 at 2:32 am

    I wonder if his wife is yelling at him to find a job? 😳

  26. Ndzalama Mavasa on June 30, 2021 at 2:32 am

    I read somewhere that gardeners make the best lovers because " no man can be gentle with a seedling and be rough with a womans body"…

  27. sergeantbigmac on June 30, 2021 at 2:33 am

    Dont get me wrong I love the idea of using/repurposing existing things that would otherwise just be trashed …But I have a persisting thought about using pallets like this. IE; Where were they sourced from and where have they been? What kind of micro bacteria/fungi/disease/etc from other parts of the world am I potentially introducing to my home? What were they treated with (harsh chemicals?) that will leach into my soil and food? Ive been accused of being a safety-sally before so maybe this is overblown but I cant help but wonder about it. What have you done or can you do to minimize or assess these risks?

  28. Mark Johnson on June 30, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Pallets: They transport poison, detergent, recycled oil, all kinds of industrial chemicals… you don’t want to grow your food around them.

  29. Melda Cano on June 30, 2021 at 2:34 am

    Enjoyed watching your video. Wow! I get free pellets, we have to buy compost from the city, but at about $2.00 per bag. I compost too. I’m a new subscriber.

  30. Fringe Wizard on June 30, 2021 at 2:35 am

    Watching this again 7 months later and you’ve solved a problem for me… I have tons of palette wood cut to three foot length right now but I need to make a 4 feet by 4 feet planter yet don’t have enough 4 foot long boards, I’ll just orient the three foot boards the way you have it, and then nail one or two 4 foot long boards onto the back.

  31. JohntheTrainman on June 30, 2021 at 2:36 am

    What a great project! I just stumbled onto your channel and it happened at just the right time. I have several pallets in my barn that are in need of a project. So, here we go! One question: what are the materials you put in the raised bed? I caught the compost, but with my bad hearing I couldn’t tell what the other materials were. Great video!

  32. Samantha Hendrickson on June 30, 2021 at 2:37 am

    I thought only raw linseed oil was food grade safe and boiled linseed was considered toxic?

  33. Cindy Henry on June 30, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Little concerned about what your dog is eating….Yorkies are notorious for digestive sensitivities!! Good luck to ya

  34. The Tommy G Experience on June 30, 2021 at 2:38 am

    Thank you for the video. It is helpful.

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  36. Autumn Flower on June 30, 2021 at 2:43 am

    I really love the look of that raised bed, I would definitely do this project.

  37. Jennifer Raby on June 30, 2021 at 2:44 am

    It looks so great

  38. Sambo Ken on June 30, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Is it safe to plant bamboo in the wooden box?

  39. Swag Planet on June 30, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Love the vibes bro 💯

  40. Jazz dance on June 30, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Wow! beautiful raised bed ! thank you! i love watching and learning…not only how to grow veggies but to build my own raised bed ..like you said ..without breaking the bank thank you! 🙂

  41. A Mas.0 on June 30, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Don’t use pallet wood for beds with vegetables or fruit in them. Alot of spilled chemicals that can make you sick or kill you are in pallet wood.

  42. Catie Power on June 30, 2021 at 2:48 am

    Oh my goodness!!!! I have about 20 beds to build and this is going to save me so much money!!!! Thank you!

  43. Primitive Organic Garden and Guitar on June 30, 2021 at 2:50 am

    That was super impressive and it looks great. Wish I had watched this video before I spent an entire day with a crowbar and a hammer pounding nails out of pallets lol. That linseed oil sounds like a great idea and gives it a nice shine. Great job!

  44. Jewel Arender on June 30, 2021 at 2:50 am

    I WILL BE DOING THIS!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!°

  45. Gienie Assink on June 30, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Well…. I loved this idea. Then we attempted the build using all the tools. I’m curious how long this actually took for you to build? So far, it’s been 2 days and we only have 3 sides assembled. Pallet wood was Heat Treated .. but still managed to warp after we cut all the boards. It’s a beautiful structure, but it’s lost it’s appeal with all the hassel.

    I think we’ll go a different route next time 🙁

  46. Rachel G on June 30, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Love this video! Just got some free pallets and am excited to try to make this! Just one question – how long SHOULD it take a newbie (a.k.a virtually no woodworking experience) to cut the wood? That seems to be hardest part, next to measuring, to make sure everything lines up. James, you make it look so easy!!

  47. Lee Reed Embroidery on June 30, 2021 at 2:52 am

    Such a great video, thank you’

  48. EA B on June 30, 2021 at 2:52 am

    nice job. did you treat the wood with anything at all to delay the rotting?

  49. bobski2323 on June 30, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Awesome video thanks!!! I’m gonna try to build this. One question I was wondering the type and length of screws you are using

  50. Brian Hochstein on June 30, 2021 at 2:54 am

    Warning: Boiled linseed oil isn’t just linseed oil – it’s got heavy metals in it which helps it dry faster. You don’t want to be leaching heavy metals into your soil and plants.

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