How to make a garden path with pallets
I can’t believe this is my first pallet project. I have been wanting to make a gate for our garden for two years now. Last year the deer helped themselves to my strawberry plants they need to stay out.
To make my gate I used two pallets and a few 2 x 4’s that we had left over from tearing down a shed.
Then I added a 2 x 4 to the cut end.
I do realize that deer can jump my gate if they want to. Hopefully they are too lazy.
That gate is TOTALLY awesome. It’s really pretty actually! (I don’t usually say that about pallet projects. cool, yes, but not pretty), but that gate is pretty! You totally have to do a trellis over the top!
Hmm. now i’m thinking because I need a fence to hide my neighbors yard. (love her, but she has way too many abandon cars back there!), and the whole cyclone fence, with neighbors junky yard doesn’t always work well when selling a house. lol
* I don’t think the potting shed link is working, or it could be my computer??
Well done, Well done. I love a resourceful woman!
Super nice touches on your gate – love the crosspieces. Great job Mimi!
Mimi, this is SO cool! Like Katie said, it’s really beautiful and the cross pieces on the back remind me of a Union Jack! I just pinned it and am going to see if my husband might build me one. 🙂
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Brilliant and free. Love it. My husband is fascinated with pallets.
Well that’s just awesome!
I love this! It looks perfect. just the right amount of rustic.
that is simply genius, mimi!
This is so clever! I love it!
This is down right incredible!! WOW. Im so inspired by your creativity!! Awesome idea and Im so going to find a place to use this,thanks! Deidre
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So VERY clever. love it! Laurel
I have two pallets in back just itching to be used for something. I wish I needed a gate somewhere because yours is the best I have seen! I’d love it if you shared this over at You’re Gonna Love It Tuesday here: http://www.kathewithane.com/2012/05/youre-gonna-love-it-tuesday-5.html
Have a beautiful day ♥
Your gate is fabulous. I appreciate that it repurposes something that might just be tossed. But, more than that, it looks incredible. Also love your potting shed and your gorgeous dog!
This is totally cool. I need a gate and taller fence around for my garden since the bunnies have decided that I am growing them a buffet. This may be just the ticket to get me started. I would love it if you would share on my linky party Tout It Tuesday. http://www.claimingourspace.com/2012/05/tout-it-tuesday-7.html
What a great idea, and a great blog!
This is so clever!! Love how it turned out! great way to use a pallet! the little dog is adorable too! Thank you for linking up to Uncommon!! Featuring this over at our FB page today!! 😉
I love how you reused the pallets–something that might have ordinarily ended up in a landfill–and created something beautiful and functional for your garden–very well done!
I have seen pallets being repurposed for so many things, but love the idea of using them for a garden gate! Thanks so much for sharing over here at Fishtail cottage’s garden party! i’m sure many of us gardeners will be inspired by your fabulous idea! xoox, tracie
great gate! haven’t seen a pallet gate– EVER!
I’ve seen lots of uses for pallets. Way to go for thinking outside the box. you could use pallets I suppose for the small portions that are needed on either side. You’ll think of something lovely I’m sure!
Great idea to build a gate out of the pallets! They are so popular right now. Your gate looks really good, even if the deer can still jump over it ;0)
Totally FBing this tomorrow!
That is awesome!! I need something like that to keep my dog out of the garden!! He likes to eat the strawberries, which is all we have right now:P
How clever is that? I have not seen the gate project and it is wonderful. They will be sturdy. I am visiting for the first time, drop by for a visit. Kathy
Hi! This is a great idea! I love the stuff you can do with pallets – for free!! When my mom was fighting cancer, she had a dirt path across her yard to her back steps that would always be muddy when it rained and she would have to zig zag around the puddles. My aunt and I were making a trip to the store and I saw a stack of pallets by a hardware store. I asked if I could have some and explained why and they helped me load some good ones up in my van. I laid them butt to butt along the path making sure they were level and, voila’! she had a nice, stable walkway to get from house to truck!! They stayed in good shape the last year she was alive and made her so happy!! Thanks for bringing back that memory!!
That is a very creative project.
Love your gate Mimi. I am making many things out of pallets at the moment. Right now I need to make two gates, one for each side of the house. My wife wants them to not be see thru like yours are. Any suggestions on that besides using a piece of paneling?
PS: I will send you a photo of my newest creation – a potting table!
If you want to protect your precious residential and commercial properties, then it would be better to install the gates that are durable, good looking, fulfil the security purposes and matches with your style as well.
Seek more advise from Benny
That is absolutely ingenious. I’ve been struggling with how to make a gate square and since pallets are already square this idea will work. It should keep my chickens out of my garden!
My pallet wood garden walkway
This little project began in July 2011, HERE .
Creating a pallet wood garden walkway came to mind one day. The yard was getting a major revamp with the help of my wonderful neighbours. Shrubs were being pulled, new soil was hauled in, and I desired a pathway…
from the driveway to the lawn. Right where all these overgrown shrubs were.
These reclaimed pallet or crate boards (not sure what they are) had been packratted (sp?) away long ago and were the perfect length!
A level pathway was dug lower than the driveway, then the boards were placed into position.
It really couldn’t have been a simpler project.
The boards were left loose so they could be lifted up whenever the desire for weeding was needed. It works fabulous! Although the boards are thick enough to stay put, I did push a little soil in between to hold them in place moreso.
There were lots of rocks to be had in the old garden so they were placed randomly, filling in for the lack of plants. Make that no plants.
So we went and bought plants of the rock garden variety.
And there you have it!
The wood was not treated with anything. It’s lasted 3 years now with no rot issues. No idea why! But yes, treating the wood would have it last longer for certain. Sand or gravel below a pallet walkway could also be a good idea. I just went with soil and it’s worked out fine. If the boards rot, I will simply replace them.
We have no termite issues but if you do, use caution with this project near your house.
Wet wood can be slippery. Use some sand in a sealer if slippery may be an issue for your own walkway.
The boards stay in place due to the depth of them. Part of the boards are slightly embedded in the soil which keeps them in place.
The boards in this post came from a big pile of torn apart crates and pallets. I’m not certain exactly where these boards were off of or from.
The little curvy pathway is PERFECT for getting into the yard now. Such a simple project made such a big impact on the way we use our yard.
And I love that bench we plunked in the front yard. It entices lots of neighbourly conversation and is a really nice spot to sit with a coffee and watch the kiddos play.