The Pallet Garden: Using Recycled Materials to Construct Garden Features

I am so inspired by Pallet Shed, the website of a Canadian shipping pallet enthusiast who has recycled pallets and built some nice structures for short money.  He has lots of ideas for using recycled materials – specifically shipping pallets – to construct all sorts of garden buildings.

My favorite on the site is this chicken shed built by Carley Karen from Granby, MA.
pallet chicken coop construction

There are kids treehouse forts, chicken coops, tractor sheds, dog houses, potting shed and more.  If you are looking for ideas to make cheap structures from recycled materials, this is a good place to start. You can checkout and gather ideas for building your own out buildings.

(on a side note….I really like those hinges…has anyone ever seen a place to purchase something like that? –you see, I’ve got this barn with doors that are falling off….)

Have you used pallets in your garden?  My compost pile is constructed from them, but I’ve never taken it any further.  This freestanding garden caught my eye – I think it would be great for a garden center or someone with a small space.

Need more inspiration for making things with pallets?

Here are some other posts that share a variety of ideas for using pallets.

20 Creative ways to Upcycle Pallets in your Garden

25 ways to use pallets in your garden

A full tutorial to make a Pallet Garden – and if that isn’t enough – here is another one.


images from Pallet Shed

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.


  1. Nancy on July 10, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Do you have step by step instruction on how to build this shed?

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