It’s been too long since I’ve shared a build project with you! I promise I have a few great builds in the works, starting with this quick and easy Triangle Pallet Planters! You can easily make a pair of these in one evening and they look amazing on the front porch or deck.
Pallet (per two planters)
2x2x6 board (per planter)
2ft x 2ft piece of 1/4″ thk plywood (per planter)
Anyone out there have a great pallet source?! My brother-in-law owns his own company and was kind enough to give us some of his old pallets. I’ll take pallets off your hands any day!
Start by tearing apart your pallet. The easiest way is to use your sawzall to cut all of the edge connections right through the nails, and then cut through the middle. As my husband always says, “The Sawzall saws what? It saws all!” haha.
Cut your 2×2″ boards to make your two base triangles. Chose the length you want and measure that as the outside edge. Then set your mitre saw to a 60 degree and make a 60 degree cut inwards on both sides. Nail those pieces together. Make two of these. For my small planter, my triangles measured 15″ on the outside edge. My large ones were 17″.
Trace your triangle onto your plywood board, and cut out that shape on the table saw. Nail the plywood triangle to the bottom of one of your triangles. This is your planter base.
The next step is to cut your pallet boards to the correct length. I cut my boards to 14″ long for the smaller planter, and 17″ long for the larger planter. You’ll need 15 boards.
Set your table saw to 45 degrees, and cut one corner off of six of your boards.
Nail two boards in place at the corner of your planter. You will have one gap at the edge – you will fill this gap with the piece you previously cut (see next picture).
Do this with all three triangle corners.
When you are done, nail a couple of boards down to fill in the gaps.
You will be left with a space that you have to measure. Measure that gap and use your table saw to cut a wood piece of the same width. Nail that board in place.
Finally measure the length of the inside edge, mark it, and make a 60 degree cut with your mitre saw. Do this three times to make a top triangle.
Nail that top triangle in place and you are done!
When they are all built fill them with soil and plants and admire them on the deck :)
I love incorporating geometric designs into my decor and builds!