Pallet wood divider, construction guide
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.
The pallet wood divider is sunken centrally in the spine of the planting bed to the depth of the first slat (3-4 inches) dividing it into two parallel beds. A section of box cladding tinware is cut from around the ridge and is used as our “water deflector”. It is screwed to the base of our pallet using 10mm plastic spacers to create the gap and completes the “leaky” trough. The pallet is then filled about halfway with conker sized stones collected from riddling your soil. The tinware deflector retains the stones and with the nylon handles at either end of the divider makes it easier to remove at the end of the season (Sept/Oct) and stored under cover.
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This is how the completed divider should look after all that fettling…
#1 Dismantling your 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.Types of water deflector. Plastic cable guard vs plastic coated metal corrugated box cladding.