How to make a DIY Pallet Planter

How to make a DIY Pallet Planter

Pallets are great to use as containers to grow food in, especially if you make modifications that increase their volume. In this video, I’ll show you how to cut a pallet into three pieces and then reform them into a simple pallet planter. It’s perfect for sitting on a patio or on the ground, filling with compost and growing almost anything in. It has depth enough for carrots and is large enough for dwarf fruit trees and some berry bushes. Included in the video:

1. Pallet safety
2. Cutting and assembling a pallet into a pallet planter
3. Lining and filling the planter
4. A walk around the patio container garden

There’s a follow-up video to this one and shows how many carrots I was able to grow in it:

➤ This video follows on from last week’s video in which I presented a quick start guide to growing food in containers ( Growing food in pallet containers was one of the ideas but watch the video to learn more about different types of planters and containers that you can add to your Victory Container Garden.

➤ For an introduction to growing a Victory Garden, watch

➤ Tools and planters mentioned in this video
Stihl GTA 26 Pruner
Vegepod Medium Raised Garden Bed
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➤ Other videos mentioned
DIY Pallet Compost Bin
Strawberry Pallet Planter
Pallet Cucumber Trellis
Growing food in containers

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  1. MaryTrini D'Amore on September 9, 2021 at 11:01 pm

    Where I can get one of those machines for coting the pallet ?
    Thanks you

  2. Loan Nguyen on September 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    You did very good job for yourself

  3. welsh1lad on September 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you will look making this this year , last years lockdown was tomatoes and lettuce . But this would be ideal. Video nicely edited as well.

  4. John Malatesta on September 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    Quick and simple . I made chicken coup out of pallets. Using oak pallets . You can make some many things with free pallets

  5. John Whyte on September 9, 2021 at 11:02 pm

    U made that look easy. I’m going to try it.

  6. Earthy Artist on September 9, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    I don’t think pallets here in USA are stamped at all regarding being free of insecticides, a concern which never occurred to me before is whether ours could be unsafe for growing in.

  7. Matt W on September 9, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    So many ways to make planters from pallets,this is a great straight forward one. 👍

  8. Spin to Win Slots on September 9, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    Gonna give it a try, I already have an unused pallet. I will be planting Sunflowers 🌻

  9. Nikolett Bauer on September 9, 2021 at 11:09 pm

    This is brilliant. I will go out and nick my husband’s collection of pallets out the back.

  10. Kathy Zito on September 9, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Can you tell me the measurements of the assembled box?

  11. Ragin wondering on September 9, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    What kind of cats are these?

  12. Kopal Gupta on September 9, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    Hi, I have pallets and wooden crates mini with no mark, should I use them for gardening or avoid. Thank you

  13. Paola de la pena on September 9, 2021 at 11:15 pm

    you’re a g!

  14. Avis Folkes on September 9, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Nice and easy. Enjoyed the idea very much

  15. Rema Jey on September 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Yours videos are great.. I have ply wood which is from our old TV stand which we dismantled and not using it anymore. Just wondering if I can make a wooden planter out of it. Ply woods are ok for planters or that is chemically treated. what are your thoughts?

  16. Dominika Czekaj on September 9, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    thanks a lot I used your instructions and made 1 for myself turns out really great🙂

  17. Matt Gross on September 9, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    It would have been a very good idea to use those blocks for legs on all four corners if you wanted to

  18. Glasgow Rangers 55 on September 9, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    You are beautiful 💋

  19. Kimberly Lucas on September 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Hi did you leave a comment as to where you can find that sthil cutter and cost?

  20. Françoise Fincoeur on September 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Hello, great idea, but how long does it last? I ´m living in Belgium, and the weather is kind of rotten…

  21. Mary Kate R. on September 9, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    THANK YOU for guidance on what stamp to look for!! I saw a video warning against chemicals, but didn’t say what to look out for, because they were touting another way for making planters. Also really enjoyed the video! Very helpful! Out of curiosity~ Where are you from? I can’t place your dialect. There’s a hint of Irish, but it sounds like there’s something else too…

  22. Magalie Jhumun on September 9, 2021 at 11:24 pm

    Great 👍. Will definitely try it as I have some pallets here in our yard (HT). And at present working on our new garden plan. Thank you for sharing 🙏

  23. Ann Solly on September 9, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Won’t the wood get spoiled when watering plants?

  24. Antoinet Pastoor on September 9, 2021 at 11:35 pm

    such a nice cozy cat. and love this idea

  25. Jeff S on September 9, 2021 at 11:36 pm

    I think I will put 4×4 legs on the corners and raise it up to a height where it’s easier on my back.

  26. TheEssexSpurs on September 9, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I cannot quite work out your accent

  27. JV J on September 9, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    You seem to have a lot to say!

  28. Tania Vallorani on September 9, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    My husband built a similar garden box, if there is not space between the slats, is the lining necessary ? What’s the purpose of it ?

  29. Farty Mackerel on September 9, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Hi – loved the video. Wondering how you line up the pilot holes with the screws once they are covered by wood. Thanks!!!

  30. Trixinator on September 9, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Such great instructions, thank you! What did you line the planter with? Is a plastic bag ok or do you need special planter lining?

  31. Pollianna on September 9, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Wonderful in the UK currently these are costing over $150.00 🤤

  32. Estela Nuñez on September 9, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    hi i hope you see this message, so i have. a brown pallete that came with my sofa ,she has no stamp ,can i use it to make a box to plant stuff still ?

  33. Dana Kibby on September 9, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    For those watching this video most pallets are not made this way so be prepared to have to make it different. In most the time when you yank on the wood on a pallet do you remove the nails it breaks the wood. The best way to remove as you buy a cheap ripsaw are reciprocating saw is what it’s called at Harbor freight for under $20 and you purchase metal blades for cutting nails and you cut a long between the nail and the two pieces of wood while someone holds the other part of the skid! This does two things it saves the world from splitting and you don’t have to worry about stepping on nails accidentally it’s always great to watch a video of someone doing a project that isn’t qualified you may be qualified in the thought process with this can get you hurt with Rusty nail’s involved

  34. Juan Carlos Sánchez on September 9, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    Nice job, simple and to the point!

  35. helen macdonald on September 9, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Love this planter. You could also drill two holes at the top and tie through old rope for decorative handles

  36. James H on September 9, 2021 at 11:46 pm

    Looks like Homer Simpson’s spice rack.

  37. Jo's Gardening World on September 9, 2021 at 11:47 pm

    The best video I’ve seen on turning a wooden crate into a planter. Excellent video. Thank you for sharing! : )

  38. Karol Padiasek on September 9, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    What an amazing job! Thank you for sharing:) I usually see pallets with gaps in the UK…I hope I will find one of those one. Could you please tell me what was the size of the pallet? Thank you!

  39. Karen Reeves on September 9, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    Great job. I have lots of pallets so I think I may give this a try.

  40. Serepina Sirait on September 9, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    I love it, thank you for the idea

  41. La Push on September 9, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    I was interested in pallets and replacing my plastic containers because of all the data related to all plastics leaching chemicals and causing cancer, hormonal imbalances, etc.

  42. Kristina Noall on September 9, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Lovely video from a lovely person! With the price of lumber 🪵 ludicrously high (at least here in the USA 🇺🇸), I’m looking for other ways to make garden beds. Your video was friendly, informative, and thorough. Thank you!

  43. Claire Stone on September 9, 2021 at 11:52 pm

    Loved watching this video of making a planter from palettes. I’ll be creating one of these very soon. Thank you for inspiring me 🙂

  44. Charlotte Webbe on September 9, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    kia ora from new zealand – tyvm

  45. SirRobinDeSway on September 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm


  46. Dana Kibby on September 9, 2021 at 11:54 pm

    You forgot one important detail! You should wear your protection when using a Saw! I’m coming from a person that is Randy Chain Saw for hundreds of hours that is a mini chainsaw! And most pallets are made out of hardwood meaning you’re going to dull the chain very quickly . You’d be better off using a circular saw or what are use is a jigsaw with a heavy blade and it would be safer because what you’re using kick back on you! Great idea for using the The pallet. However you keep using that to cut up skids you’re gonna ruin that tool and definitely double the chain before it’s time and it’s not very safe it can kick back.

  47. Jeff S on September 9, 2021 at 11:55 pm

    I find the fabric at the bottom doesn’t allow for sufficient drainage. Using quarter inch galvanized mesh or screen lets the water drain out better and still holds the compost.

    Looks like your cat appreciated the new litter box. 😆

  48. Sendy Soleil on September 9, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    This is genius

  49. Wayne Stobbe on September 9, 2021 at 11:58 pm

    Using pallet wood with Stilh and Dewalt power tool lol

  50. Robert Wheeler on September 9, 2021 at 11:59 pm

    I love it, it’s so simple when you know how. Your video wasn’t long winded and overbearing like others I have seen.

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