Let me also extend a very warm welcome to the community. We're pleased you could join us and look forward to reading more about your home improvement projects and plans. Please post whenever you need assistance or have something to share. And let me know if you ever need help getting the most from the site.
Thanks for joining in the discussion. Let me tag @LePallet for you so he is alerted to your question about how we made the stain for this planter box.
A very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We're pleased to have you join us and look forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand or have something to share.
@heatherb Hi heather,
it’s a really simple process and it’s all made from just normal vinager, a hand full of cut steel wool #0000, fill a jar up and put in the steel wool, let it sit for a few days, I have had it sit there for a week, take wool out and there is one part of stain.
when your work has been sanded and ready for stain, (I’ve just used this on pine) mix in a bowel a strong blend of coffee (I have also trialed with tea bags and works great also) Using a cheap brush paint on the coffee first and let it dry then paint on the vinager mix. In a few minutes you will see your stain transform darker into magic.
Yoy can either leave how is or finish off with a clear varnish which bring out the stain Even more with a nice shine
good luck and Please share the result with us
the workshop. i have a blank canvas to start work on with a natural seapage running down one block and building on the other so up for some different ideas x😉
Have no fear about your "blank canvas" @trixanbrown. Workshop members can provide plenty of advice, information and inspiration to get you going.
Let me extend a very warm welcome to the community. We're pleased you are enjoying the discussions so far and look forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have something to share. And please let me know if you need help getting the most from the site or have any feedback about how we can improve Workshop for you.
do the planter boxes need to be lined or sealed so they don’t deteriorate from the soil and water over time?
Welcome to the Bunnings W0rkshop community @Denja. It's great to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
Let me mention @LePallet to see if he lined these planter boxes.
Untreated pallet woods biggest enemy outside is not getting wet, it's being wet and not being able to dry out. I've made a few of these pallet planter boxes and have found that if I line the inside with builders film it prevents the timber being in constant contact with damp soil. This allows the timber to dry out and helps prevent rot. I've had great success with this method so far on my garden beds and after a year there is no sign of the timber deteriorating.
You should find the step-by-step tutorial helpful: How to build a raised garden bed using pallets. In step seven I show how to line the planter.
We look forward to following along with you pallet planter project and we'd encourage you to let us know if you need any assistance or would like to share it with us. I trust you'll find loads of inspiration on the community as our creative members are posting their projects here all the time.
Please let me know if you need further assistance or had questions.