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How to Build a Raised Bed from Recycled Pallets

Are you looking to save money and grow more plants in your garden? Building a raised bed from recycled pallets is a sustainable and cost-effective solution. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step, ensuring a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing result.

Materials You’ll Need

  • Recycled pallets (look for the HT stamp to ensure they are heat treated and safe to use)
  • Linseed oil (to preserve the wood)
  • A saw (for cutting the pallets)
  • Screws and a drill
  • Tape measure (for precise measurements)
  • Brace (for added support)

Steps to Build Your Raised Bed

1. Collecting and Preparing Pallets

Start by collecting pallets that have an HT stamp to ensure they are safe for use in your garden. Cut the pallets into 16-inch pieces to create uniform segments for your raised bed.

2. Assembling the Frame

Arrange the 16-inch pieces to form the sides of your raised bed. Use screws and a drill to secure them together, forming a sturdy frame. Add a brace in the middle for additional support, ensuring that your bed remains stable and durable.

3. Sealing the Wood

To protect the wood from weathering and extend its lifespan, apply a coat of linseed oil. This will also give the wood a nice finish, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of your raised bed.

4. Customizing Your Planting Space

Your raised bed is now ready for planting. Customize your garden based on your personal preferences and the types of plants you want to grow. The raised bed allows for better soil drainage and easier access to your plants, making gardening a more enjoyable experience.

People and Acknowledgments

  • James: The presenter and guide in the video.
  • Tuck (King Tuck): The furry companion who assists in the project.
  • Carly Mott: Winner of a previous Tower Garden giveaway.
  • Jeff Manning: Acknowledged channel member for their support.


Building a raised bed from recycled pallets is not only an economical choice but also a sustainable way to recycle materials and create a functional gardening space. With a few tools and materials, you can construct a beautiful raised bed that will serve your planting needs for years to come.

Ready to get started? Gather your materials and follow this guide to build your very own raised bed. Happy gardening!

Lydia Dyer

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Lyddie is an avid gardener and nature enthusiast who has been gardening since she was a child. She has spent many years perfecting her techniques and has a deep knowledge of plants and their care. Lyddie has a degree in horticulture and is always looking for ways to share her love of gardening with others.

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