Monday, June 6, 2011

Mellow Yellow Monday

Another raised bed for our veggies!  This is number six.  And if you look closely, there are a few bits of yellow sparking the scene.

These boards were looking for a new home.  They've been around for a whole lot of years.  They were shipping pallets before they became portable shelving for pottery sales at various markets more than 30 years ago.  Then they became shelving in our garage until a few weeks ago when the shiny steel fixtures came to stay.  The wood was too good to throw away...and we needed another bed for our growing garden.  A perfect fit and  beautiful recycling, too.  I was trying to figure how many lives these boards may have had...does anyone know if shipping pallets are made with new wood?

For more yellow, drop in on Drowsey Monkey at Mellow Yellow Monday.


Martha Z said...

That's a good way to recycle lumber. I made raised beds out of wood from a deck railing that had been destroyed by snow falling from the roof.

hip-chick said...

lots of work but well worth the effort in the end.

EmptyNester said...

I absolutely LOVE our raised bed gardens and our veggies have gone crazy! I have cherry tomatoes, lettuce, and some peppers already. This week or next, I will have larger tomatoes and some squash!

I don't know about shipping pallets-

Ginny said...

That looks really professionally done. Gosh, you have a lot of work this summer!

Rudee said...

You are an excellent steward of resources! I think I love your shovel. Sheesh. I need to step away from the garden for awhile.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous! I'm sure your plants will love their new bed.

My Mellow Yellow, please come and see.

Cindy of PEI said...

I would figure the shipping pallets are made from real wood, at the very least hard wood.

Yours have had many uses and looks like your raised bed is going to be the last use. Great job

Mimi said...

very clever re-use of wood. I like that a lot. Any chance the woodcrafter would hop over here and "craft" a bed for me?


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