Last year I created an amazing post for a diy vertical pallet herb garden. It is simply one of the best projects I have ever created, and today I am re-sharing that post for a couple of reasons. Mainly I am re-sharing because the instructions I gave for how to actually build the herb garden were slightly horrendous. This is going to be a much easier to follow post on how to create this beautiful free standing vertical pallet herb garden, and hopefully you will be happier with this post.
Creating a Vertical Pallet Herb Garden
Here are all of the supplies that are needed for this project. If you cannot find some of these in your local stores. the list is also linked with some of my affiliate links (meaning I get a small commission if you make a purchase) so you can easily find what you are looking for.
- kreg jig
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 x 4 boards cut to fit (for shelves)
- paint (optional)
- vinyl lettering (optional)
Step 1: Measure the length for the shelves you will need for your 1 x 4 boards. I had such a bad pallet starting out that I literally had a different measurement for every board. If you are able to get your hands on a fairly new pallet, you should be just fine. the measurements for each of my shelves were between 17 1/2″ and 18″ in length.
Step 2: Once you have all of your measurements for the shelves, use your Kreg Jig and place your pocket holes on each end of the shelves. This will allow you to secure them to the frame easily. (See picture below)
Step 3: After you have finished with the pocket holes, attach them to the pallet frame with the screws by using the drill and 2 1/2″ screws.
Step 4: For the feet, I had leftover boards from a farmhouse table I had recently built. You can take a 1 x 4 and cut it to attach feet onto the bottom of your pallet to make it free standing. Otherwise, you can also lean it up against a wall. (My feet were angled and cut from a 2 x 4.)
Step 5: (Optional)Once you have all of your shelves in place, it’s time to sand. Sand the front of your pallet to even everything out before you paint. Make sure you wipe clean before you paint your first coat. Then apply the paint to your pallet.
Step 6: (Optional)After the paint has dried, attach your vinyl letters for easy identification of all of your herbs.
After you have your pallet finished, the only thing left to do is add your herbs. Just don’t forget to water! I hope you enjoyed this updated version of the DIY Pallet Herb Garden and can now easily create your own.