For me, the perfect gift for Father’s Day is any tool. Yep, pretty much any tool will do. It actually doesn’t even matter if I already own the same or similar version of a tool. A man can never have too many tools. For that reason, my Father’s Day was made last weekend when I received this BLACK + DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill to try. This ultimately means that Melanie’s day was made, too, because I was able to jump on a few projects that she had been wanting me to make.
Since our integration of WHOLE30, we’ve been cooking with more herbs and spices than ever. We’re trying out hand at growing herbs now that I’ve whipped up this DIY Wood Pallet Planter. It’s made with a FREE wood pallet and supplies that I already had in my basement, making this project pretty much entirely free!
According to Melanie, ladies like to also use boxes like this as centerpieces for the table or candle holders, etc. I don’t know anything about that, but it sounds pretty cool! Once you make the pallet box, the sturdy wood has many uses.
- Wood pieces from a regular sized pallet
- Wood screws (1 1/2 inch)
- BLACK + DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill
- 80-100 grit sand paper
- Drill bit (I used 7/64)
- Flat head screw bit
Are you wondering where to find free pallets? We have a few that I picked up from a local automotive business, but we’ve also found them by the side of the road.
First, cut the wood. According to the dimensions Melanie gave me, I cut the wood pieces as follows. The size of yours may vary based on the sized of the pallet boards that you have.
(3) pieces 30″
(2) pieces 5.75″
Place a clamp at both ends to hold the two side and bottom pieces together while you work.
Using the drill bit in the BLACK + DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill, drill pilot holes through the sides and bottom. I did two on each side. Then use the screw bit in the drill to insert a wood screw into each hole.
Line up the short end pieces and repeat the above steps to secure the final parts.
Use sand paper to smooth out any rough edges.
The BLACK + DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium Cordless Drill is compact and perfect for lightweight projects such as this one. It’s also perfect for other lightweight projects such as decorating, hanging shelving, and other crafts!
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