When green living reaches into outdoor spaces, it begins with Earth-friendly materials and designs. Look for options that are recycled or repurposed, like this pallet table.
To cut a hole for the planter, use the long edge of the planter box as a guide; draw the first cut line on the top pallet.
Measure the width of the planter at its widest: just below the lip. Transfer that measurement to mark the second cut line.
Using the framing square, draw the third and fourth cut lines on the pallet parallel to the first two lines.
Cut an opening in the top pallet for the planter box using a saber saw and following the cut lines. Sand the edges of the opening
Stack the pallets bottom to bottom. Position a mending plate near the outside corners of the pallets and mark holes. Drill pilot holes, then use wood screws to attach the plates, securing the pallets together.
Apply primer to the concrete half-blocks and to the pallets. Allow the primer to dry overnight, then apply one or two coats of exterior-grade paint to the blocks and the pallet. When dry, place a block under each corner of the pallet to support it.