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Old 01-28-2014, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Old 01-28-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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LOL - we had a similar arrangement back in the days. Cut a huge book shelf into a bench and back; used plywood and hinges to make storage for apartment dwellers.
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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I always see pallets used in DIY projects online. Where are people obtaining so many cheap/free pallets? Especially pallets in decent condition? When I worked in a warehouse we guarded our pallets like gold; they're not exactly cheap. Are people just taking them like you can (illegally) do with milk crates?
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Old 01-30-2014, 07:57 PM
 
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search for free pallets on your local craigslist. I just checked mine and there are at least 10 posts with people giving away pallets.
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Old 01-30-2014, 08:41 PM
 
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search for free pallets on your local craigslist. I just checked mine and there are at least 10 posts with people giving away pallets.
Thanks, hadn't even crossed my mind. Makes me wish I had a truck for easier picking up of stuff like this.
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Old 01-31-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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several neat gardening ideas for old milk containers in this list

DIY Stormtrooper Helmet, Plus 10 More Ways to Reuse Old Milk Jugs « MacGyverisms
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Old 01-31-2014, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Moku Nui, Hawaii
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Gardening in rain gutters and milk jugs would require a lot of maintenance unless some sort of automatic watering system was set up. There isn't enough soil mass to keep moisture in, IMHO. Although, rain gutters and milk jugs are water tight, so they wouldn't lose water except from the drain areas.

We have some concrete planters set in a somewhat windy spot and those are great for things that like dry, so I suppose what it planted in the planters makes a difference, too. I still kinda consider something the size of a five gallon bucket about the smallest planter you'd want, though, unless you were the type who liked daily gardening.
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