One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. You can find a variety of DIY projects for pallets that are no longer being used. Often times, pallets are being given away, making this upcycled project, simple and cost effective.
Repurposed Pallet Planter
By Chris Lambton
- Ideal for big framing jobs and pounding large nails into tough lumber with power and speed
- Milled face grips nail head to help prevent hammer from sliding off the nail when striking
- Patented IsoCore™ Shock Control System absorbs strike shock and vibration to reduce the punishment your body takes, transferring 4X less shock and vibration than wood handles
- Insulation sleeve captures initial strike shock before it can reach your hand
- Dual-layer handle features a specially formulated combination of insulating materials to dampen lingering vibration
- Magnetic nail-starter groove allows you to start nails with one hand in hard places
- Rip claw pulls nails quickly and easily
- Handle flare keeps the tool firmly in hand when swinging
- Softgrip® handle features a sculpted profile to fit the natural shape of your hand
- Patent-pending, strategic handle texturing features large dimples where fingers rest for maximum grip and small dimples where the palm rests to help prevent blisters
- Extended grip lets you choke up for added control when making precision strikes
- Head optimized for balance, weight and superior durability
- Forged, heat-treated steel is finished with a rust-resistant coating
- Tested to exceed ISO and international standards for striking tool durability Length: 16"
- Weight: 22 oz.
- Full lifetime warranty
- IsoCore™ 22 oz Milled-face Framing Hammer (16")
Great for driving nail after nail on big framing jobs, this framing hammer features our patented IsoCore™ Shock Control System to reduce shock and vibration by 4X.
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1. Locate a pallet and begin to carefully dismantle it. The IsoCore™ 22 oz. Framing Hammer will help you tackle this task quickly and without destroying the pallet. The rip claw pulls apart the pallet and the extended grip provides you with leverage to make sure you keep the pallet wood all in one piece and able to be used for the project you are about to create.
2. After the wood is separated and the nails have been removed, sort your wood into piles of 1" x 4"s and 2" X 4"s.
3. The 1" X 4" pieces are 4' long, so cut them in half to create 2' pieces. These will be the face of your planter, which will be a 2' square.
4. With the 2’' x 4’' pieces of wood used as the corners, nail the 1’'x 4’'s up and around the entire box to face all sides of the planter. The framing hammer is lightweight and comfortable, ideal for pounding in the nails quickly and easily. The hammer is also designed to reduce the shock and vibration and the soft grip handle fits with the natural shape of your hand.
5. Once the sides of the repurposed pallet planter are in place, the last step is to create the base. After the wood pieces have been nailed together, it is time to place the box on the porch and fill with live goods. Add in planting mix, a decorative shrub and even personalize this planter by adding your house number to the front. With a few simple steps, you have turned an old pallet into a unique and upcycled planter that will welcome people into your home!