How to Dismantle a Pallet & Build a Raised Bed

pallet300.jpgFrom bird houses to kitchen cabinets, is there anything you can’t build from pallets?  Just search the word pallet in Pinterest and be stunned by all the creative projects. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve found plenty of uses for them just as they come. We’ve build pig pens, stalls and compost bins. But for some of the projects I want to build, the pallet must first be dismantled.

Before we get down to business, this article about choosing pallets that have not been chemically treated is worth a read.

How To Tell If A Pallet Is Safe for Reuse

I like Andy’s solutions to the problems you might face with different types of pallets.

Three Ways to Dismantle Pallets

This guy makes it look so easy using nothing but a hammer and a mallet.

How to Dismantle a Wooden Pallet

Now that the pallets have been reduced to a pile of lumber, there are so many things that can be built. Topping my list, at this time of year, are raised beds.  The Frugal Farmer shows us how to put that reclaimed wood to work. Building raised beds from pallets might have the potential to generate a little homestead-based income for you handy back-to-the-landers.

Building Raised Beds From Reclaimed Pallet Wood

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How to Dismantle a Pallet & Build a Raised Bed — 7 Comments

  1. I look around for pallets from time to time but they seem to be somewhat scarce here. There are so many wonderful things they can be turned into, but I like the raised bed idea best.

    • Maybe your luck will turn and you will come into a goodly supply. I’ve never been able to figure out why they get thrown away in the first place.

    • Thanks for stopping by. Do you have any pictures to share?

    • Yes, especially as more & more ideas for upcycling circulate around the Internet.

  2. We are making stalls this weekend out of pallets now that I have a free supply. Next it going to be for raised beds. I can’t wait! This is going to save me so much money! And make my life easier bc I hate cutting grass and want as little as possible. Just enough to feed to the chickens, mini pigs, and soon to be lamb. 🙂