Woodworking class in Brighton – make yourself a pallet planter

£120.00 6 hours

(9 customer reviews)

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.

An ever-changing repertoire of Workshops will be available over the coming months, so stay tuned & sign up to my mailing list here so you don’t miss a thing!

Why not check out our amazing 5 star TRIPADVISOR reviews?

Did you know you can now gift Salvage Sister workshops, products and store vouchers? You can customise the date & time it sends with your own message and image,  click here to learn more.

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.

Location
Brighton Wood Store
Elder Place
Brighton
BN1 4GY

The build
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.

Power tools
circular saw
chop saw
reciprocating saw
Drill
Sander

Hand tools
Saw
Clamps

Please find more information about this event, including what to wear, travel information and local amenities in the FAQ and Terms and conditions

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!

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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 5 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!

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.

Please note at the moment this particular class is available once a month starting January 2019 from 10.30am until 4pm with a 30 minute lunchtime interval & up to 5 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.

An ever-changing repertoire of Workshops will be available over the coming months, so stay tuned & sign up to my mailing list here so you don’t miss a thing!

Did you know you can now gift Salvage Sister workshops, products and store vouchers? You can customise the date & time it sends with your own message and image,  click here to learn more.

Dates & times for the pallet planter workshop only –

Friday 4th October 2019

All dates start at 10.30am until  4pm (with a 30 minute lunchtime break)

If the date you are looking for is no longer clickable it is because it is fully booked and no longer available, places are very limited due to classes being small, sorry for any inconvenience.

Please sign up to my mailing list by clicking here to be notified of new dates!

Location
Brighton Wood Store
Elder Place
Brighton
BN1 4GY

The build
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.

Power tools
circular saw
chop saw
reciprocating saw
Drill
Sander

Hand tools
Saw
Clamps

Please find more information about this event, including what to wear, travel information and local amenities in the FAQ and Terms and conditions

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!

To view the Salvage Sister’s Privacy Policy please click here.

 

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9 reviews for Woodworking class in Brighton – make yourself a pallet planter

  1. Charis Williams

    Amazing hands-on workshop – suitable for a beginner!
    I absolutely loved my time at The Salvage Sister’s pallet planter workshop. As I was a complete power tool novice, I was a little worried I’d find it difficult or hold the rest of the class up, but thanks to Charis’ fun, relaxed and very helpful teaching, I came away not only with a beautiful planter (I’m so proud of it!) but also inspired to use tools at home on recycled finds. So much so, I’m already planning on doing another workshop!”
    Shelley – Brighton Style Magazine

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  2. Charis Williams

    Charis is leading a series of fab workshops at the Brighton Wood Store…. We’d highly recommend the pallet planter workshop. Betty – Brighton The Inside Blog

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  3. Charis Williams

    I’m sitting here gazing out the window at the planter I MADE!! I still cannot get over it, I’ve never made anything before! Charis was so patient with me, and went over everything in great detail to calm my nerves. I’ve never even used a drill before!
    Thank you so much! Debby- Uckfield

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  4. Charis Williams

    One word – EPIC. This workshop has really opened my eyes to what I can create with free pallet wood! I’ve had a stack of pallets here for nearly a year & wasn’t sure what to do with them, now I’ve attended this class I feel like I can build anything!! Thanks Charis x Jo – Kent.

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  5. Charis Williams

    Such a great day!
    I’ve just attended a planter making workshop and can’t wait to make more.
    Every step of the process was explained in such easy to understand terms. Charis is lovely. We ran way over time, because we never noticed the time, but. Charis just let us keep going until we were finished and happy.
    She explained how to use all the power tools (including the scary saws)
    I can’t wait to make more and look forward to attending more workshops – TRIPADVISOR user ‘NewBarn2016’

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  6. Charis Williams

    I had such a great day at Charis’s workshop. I have never used any power tools before so was really proud of myself at the end of the day. In the beginning I couldn’t see how we could make a couple of pallets look so amazing but at the end I felt confident to make it again. In fact that is this year’s birthday presents sorted! Charis has a great manner, throws you right in there but explains everything really well and doesn’t make you feel stupid. I would definitely recommend this and I’ll be looking to attend other classes in future. Thank you for a great day – TRIPADVISOR, user ‘FurryDogMother’

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  7. Charis Williams

    I can’t thank Charis enough for making this workshop the best ever. We had so much fun. Charis is a natural teacher. She guided us through using power tools we’d never used before with such clarity & ease. She’s energetic & fun to be around. We all produced excellent planters in different sizes. I feel very proud of the one I made! I thought my measurements would be off but with Charis’s help I made a perfect planter. I want to do another workshop, maybe making a lamp from something I can find at home? MetalPetal on TripAdvisor

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  8. Charis Williams

    This was the best fun I have had in a very long time and I have come home with an fab planter that I’m really proud to have made.
    For some reason I was a bit nervous of using power saws – I suppose I thought I might chop my hands off – but once Charis helped with the first cut it was like I’d been doing it all my life.
    Charis was a great teacher, really warm and welcoming and very funny. She brought a great atmosphere to the workshop.
    I would definitely like to try some of her other workshops. Clairer378 on Tripadvisor

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  9. Paula Drage

    The pallet planter workshop was great! Charis showed me how to safely use all the tools and helped me to construct it. She was very patient and gave me the confidence to have a go.
    This is my first time making anything like this and using power tools.
    I’m really chuffed with how it’s turned out! 🙂

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