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  • Tue, Feb 16 2010 6:48 PM

    • Brandy
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    Frugal Raised Beds

     I knew wood pallets that some businesses give away were friends to frugal landscapers! I found a site that has instructions on making raised beds using the wood from the pallets.

    How to make Raised Beds out of Pallets

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  • Tue, Feb 16 2010 7:48 PM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

    Brandy cheapchic and I am growing a garden this year so pallet is those the ones that go under neath the shipment boxs maybe I mean left over wood where boxes were on,  CCheap is doing container pallets sound good to use up the scrapes of would and not pullet the ground....

    chrissanne
  • Tue, Feb 16 2010 8:07 PM In reply to

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    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

     

    sissy:
    so pallet is those the ones that go under neath the shipment box

    Pallets are those wood bases used to hold boxes and make them easy to move around.

     

     

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  • Wed, Feb 17 2010 12:36 AM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

    Great !

  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 12:53 AM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

    Oh soooo wicked lol , figerue of speech meaning hey thats good.

    chrissanne
  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 1:35 AM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

    May I suggest an additional way to use those free pallets in the garden? With four of them I built a compost bin. One, aligned with boards perpendicular to the open side, makes the floor. The other three are walls. The whole thing is just wired together. Actually I have three of these so I can move and turn the compost at the same time. By the time it comes out of the third bin, it's ready to use. AM
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  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 8:13 AM In reply to

    • Brandy
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    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

     

    Anna Marie:
    With four of them I built a compost bin

    That works too.


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  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 11:54 AM In reply to

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    Before we had animals we used pallets to make a compost bin. Now we have too much compost for just a bin LOL!

    Michelle in Northern Michigan

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  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 11:57 AM In reply to

    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

    Another thing to look for is wood that businesses don't want. Around here some wholesale building supply businesses leave by the road pallets and other scavenged wood from casings around shipments and the like. We built a buck pen one year by hhoking up the flatbed trailer and going around to the businesses that did that and bringing stacks of lumber home. Then we sorted out what we wanted to use, what would be saved for a future project, and what would be cut up to burn in the boiler.Wink

    Michelle in Northern Michigan

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  • Fri, Feb 19 2010 1:19 PM In reply to

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    Re: Frugal Raised Beds

    Cinnamonhuskies:
    Around here some wholesale building supply businesses leave by the road pallets and other scavenged wood from casings around shipments and the like.
     

     We made a gardening table for me, I think it was with casing wood. My son made himself a rustic clubhouse with pallet wood. 

     

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