I’ve been seeing repurposed pallet projects all over the place, and while starting with pallets is really appealing, I only have a jigsaw, but not an actual workbench. So for something like this, I let the good people at Lowe’s cut my boards for me – and therein began my problem.
They weren’t even. Also, as much as I checked out my boards beforehand, some ended up a little bit warped.
So this planter box is crooked.
It looks OK until you look over here:
Even though it was all supposed to be cut to the same lengths… clearly, it was not.
They say, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself, and I think that’s so true. But I worked with what I had… you know, since it was bought and paid for – and I built this little box. I considered painting it, but paint doesn’t fix crooked, and besides, I’m a pretty big fan of natural wood. I was feeling sad and even a little embarrassed about the whole stupid project, until I transplanted my herbs outside over the weekend. I LOVE having them up at waist-height! I think I will be even happier about it once they are ready for me to do some harvesting. For now, watering is certainly a lot easier, anyway.
Have you been working on anything lately that didn’t turn out like you hoped?
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