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Sun May 18, 2014, 01:10 AM

Hanging a pallet planter on a brick wall

Hi I'd like to make a hanging pallet planter that can be mounted on a brick wall outside my house. The plan is to make a small vertical herb garden.

Thanks to youtube, I've learned how to make the pockets for the plants using landscape fabric.

What I don't know how to do is secure the pallet to the brick wall. I'll need a hammer drill with masonry bits for inserting the anchors. But what can I use for attaching the pallet to the wall?

I'm not using a full-sized pallet. I found a smaller one so it won't be too heavy for the wall.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

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Reply Hanging a pallet planter on a brick wall (Original post)
shireen May 2014 OP
jmowreader May 2014 #1
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Response to shireen (Original post)

Sun May 18, 2014, 02:24 AM

1. Simpson HL57 Heavy Angles and A23 Angles are your friends

I would recommend using Tapcon screws instead of regular masonry anchors. They work well and they're easier to use.

I wish I could post a picture, but how this is going to be set up: the HL57s are going to be against the wall with the five-inch leg screwed to the wall pointing up and the pallet sitting on the seven-inch leg. The A23s are going to be screwed or bolted to the underside of the top of the pallet (in the part where the forklift tines go), butted up against the HL57s, and one Tapcon screw will go through both connectors into the wall.

The advantage of doing it this way is you won't see much of the connectors, and you can paint them.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #1)

Tue May 20, 2014, 11:30 PM

2. Thanks!

Sorry for the delay in responding it's been a bit crazy lately, and I needed to look up the parts you mentioned since I'm unfamiliar with them.

Two HL57s, with the 5" length (facing up) bolted into the brick with tapcon screws.

The only "A23" I could find was this angle clip.

I'm not quite sure what you meant does the 7" extension rest on the A23s bolted into the pallet (i.e., metal-to-metal surface contact)?

Thanks again for taking the time to respond.

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Response to shireen (Reply #2)

Wed May 21, 2014, 03:13 AM

3. Okay...

This is a pallet:

You have slats on top that the product sits on. You have slats on the bottom that sit on the floor.

Bolt the HL57s to the wall. The bottom slat is going to rest on the HL57. If you don't have anything to support the skid, it'll fall off, right? That's where the A23 comes in: get some bolts and nuts and bolt the A23 to the bottom of the top slat so that, when you put the skid on the HL57, the A23 will touch it. Then run a Tapcon screw (with a washer under it, 'kay?) through both the A23 and the HL57. This will tie the top slat to the wall.

This should hold it, if the weight you put on it isn't too major.

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