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Top 20 DIY Projects of All Time: #8 Recycled Pallet Vertical Garden

by Grace Bonney

As we get closer to the end of our Top 20 posts of all time list, I’m noticing that these posts tend to be ones that touch on controversy in some way. Today’s DIY project is no exception. This vertical pallet garden DIY is easily one of the most popular projects we’ve ever posted, but it also kicked off an ongoing discussion about the safety of using pallet wood for any DIY project. Pallet wood is often treated with intense chemicals that can be hazardous for your health, so the debate about using it as a building material continues to this day. Thankfully there are now some great sites that can help you look for stamps and signs that indicate pallet wood is safe to use. So if you choose to try any project with pallet wood, please be sure to make sure you know what chemicals were used to treat the wood. xo, Grace

#8: Recycled Pallet Vertical Garden

  • Who Made It: Kate Pruitt
  • Where: Oakland, CA
  • DS debut: September 2011

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