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Making a sheep planter for the front garden.

Jamespeter100
Junior Contributor

Making a sheep planter for the front garden.

1aaImg_4834.jpgConsiderations making a sheep. Since pallet wood is being used, need a tub. Bunnings sell tubs.1abImg_6634.jpgSheep can be heavy, so need to think about a sheep carrier. The height of the legs needs to be enough, so a trolley can slide underneath the sheep.1aIMG_5662.PNGNote, some tubs are higher than others. Some have handles. Need a gap to reach in to lift the tub out. I have a few tubs with plants growing, so they can be swapped around.1aIMG_5663.PNGHere is a lower tub.1bpallet blank.jpgStudy your pallet, this one has seven slats.1pallet with lines.jpgPencil was used, but it didn't show up in the picture, hence, used the computer to past lines on the pictures.2IMG_5664.PNGThe lines.3IMG_5660.PNGA circular saw can be used, but I finda jigsaw gives a neater cut.4a.jpgLifting the slats up that will form the front and back.4b.jpgCutting out the two sides.4c.jpgFirst one done.4f.jpgThe two sides top and bottom, the slats from the middle can be lifted up. Sometimes a hack saw blade needs to be used to separate the slats.4h.jpgThe tub is placed between the two sides, and the sides are pushed up against the tub.The lifted slats form the front and back.4hbajpallet cut.jpgCan use a slat underneath, and not worry about the size of the tub.4i.jpgOne end is on. The round sections are done by using a paint can to have the same radius half circles at the edges and the top.4k.jpgPackaging wood, about 3/4 inch thick. Great for making the legs and head.Img_5821.jpgIMG_5822.jpgUsing a trolley to set the height of the sheep, so teh trolley can be pushed underneath.IMG_5825.jpg

Community Manager Jason
Community Manager

Re: Making a sheep planter for the front garden.

We've had many admirers of your pallet barnyard animals both here on Workshop and on Instagram @Jamespeter100. Many thanks for sharing a step-by-step for making your own. I'm sure many people will be inspired by your work and keen to create their own. 

 

Great work!

 

Jason

 

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MitchellM
Budding Contributor

Re: Making a sheep planter for the front garden.

Can I ask where you got the tubs from for this project, they look like a great size. Also where did you get the pallet from I heard Bunnings may give away their un-used pine pallets.

Jamespeter100
Junior Contributor

Re: Making a sheep planter for the front garden.

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 I like the thicker plastic, that could be UV stabilised as well. The cheaper ones last a few years as well. I like the pallets at Bunnings Modbury. They fit in the rear foot well of a Camry I have. 

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