Learn the skills needed to deconstruct pallets before making your own garden planter & taking it home on the day!
The Salvage Sister taught Kirsty Allsopp how to make this trough on stage in front of 200 people at The Handmade Fair – if she can do it, so can you!
During this intense 6 hour workshop you will learn the skills needed to create your very own colourful garden trough, including where to look for pallets, which ones work best, and how to take apart pallets and cut down ready to build with.
The Salvage Sister will guide you through the build, teaching you how to use all the power tools needed and what lasting fixings to use in the garden environment.
When you’ve built your own pallet trough you will have the option to make it into a strawberry trough and leave some gaps in the sides for the strawberries to hang through, or fill the sides with pallet planks and line it with a hessian sack.
Then we customise our planters to fit our own style – choose which colour you would like to use to paint your trough and make it come to life ready for your garden! (Please note lining with a hessian sack & painting the trough can only be done if you have time, depending on your skill level and speed of working you may or may not have time to paint and line it, although the materials will be available for you if you wish.)
Once you’ve learnt these skills you will be able to repeat this process at home to make as many troughs as you like in the future – saving lots of cash and stress.
if you make a full size planter the approximate dimensions of it will be;
length – 1000mm to 1200mm
width – 600mm
height – 700mm
soil depth – 500mm
If you are travelling far, have a small car, garden, or for some reason would prefer to make a smaller trough please let me know when booking the class either in the order notes, or contact me & I will arrange this for you prior to the class. I am unable to make changes on the day as it holds up the rest of the students.
At the moment this particular class is available once a month in season from 10.30am until 5pm with a 30 minute lunchtime interval & up to 6 hours in class. There is limited availability, the classes are small so the students receive the help and guidance they need – there are a maximum of 6 spaces per class.
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Group booking of more than 6 people can be arranged with more tutors if you contact me with your requirements.
Dates & times for the pallet planter workshop only –
Friday 4th October 2019 – FULLY BOOKED
If the date you require is no longer available it is fully booked – please sign up to my mailing list to be notified of upcoming workshop dates.
All dates start at 10.30am until 5pm (with a 30 minute lunchtime break)
The workshop must close at 5pm as the Woodstore closes at this time.
Brighton Wood Store
You will learn the quickest, easiest way to take pallets apart & make one large pallet planter during the class. You’ll learn how to use the tools involved in deconstruction and what fittings and tools are vital for creating a long lasting beautiful planter from free scrap pallet wood – meaning you can replicate this over and over again and save yourself a great deal of cash and time. At the end you take the amazing pallet planter YOU made home!
All tools, materials, PPE and equipment are provided.
To book please use the calendar below by hovering on the top right side of the calendar then skipping to the date listed for this workshop, once you click on the date you can choose the time below it and pay securely using Paypal or a bank card – You do not need a Paypal account. You can book as many workshops as you like at once, and book for multiple people at once by adding them to your basket and checking out for all your tickets at once.
I can’t wait to meet you!