Building a pallet wood divider

Starting with a basic pallet

There are a few different types of pallet design and we require a specific type that is generally used to transport bricks. It is called a Standard 2-way entry pallet. It is different from the majority of pallets in that it has 4 or 3 strong struts that the pallets slats are nailed too (see image below). You will also notice the 3 basic tools required to build our half pallet stone stack; Wood saw, claw hammer and crow bar. I am also using a nearly designed tool called a “Roughneck Demolition and Lifting bar” that makes levering up the slats easily and without damage.

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This is how the completed divider should look after all that fettling…

Completed pallet wood divider mk2.0

Pallet divider mk2

Current pallet wood divider design mk2.1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#1 Dismantling your pallet

Using the Roughneck bar to prise up the slats away from the vertical struts.

For the nails left behind in the struts, give them a couple of taps. It will drive them in a little bit. This make it easier when pulling them out with a claw hammer / crowbar. Breaks the rust / wood meld.

Collecting the old nails for reuse.

The pallet very nearly dismantled

Fully dismantled pallet

#2 Constructing your planting bed divider

You will need x4 slats + x1 support strut. The slats are 1.1m so will not need cutting to size.

Cutting the strut in half with a 45 degree angle to create the two divider supporting legs. 16″ long is the measurement.

Assembled wood ready for construction

One half assembled

Wood of divider put together

water_deflector

Types of deflector, Plastic and a tin version

Looking into the pallet divider at the water deflector

Types of water deflector. Plastic cable guard vs plastic coated metal corrugated box cladding.