Author:
Owl Nest Manager
Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
Middle School, High School
Tags:
  • Ag PST
  • Agricultural Power and Technology
  • NE Ag
  • Nebraska Department of Education
  • Power and Technology
  • Woods
  • Woodworking
  • power-and-technology
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Education Standards

    Value-Based Planters

    Value-Based Planters

    Overview

    Gauge your students’ skills and teach them new ones in this fun, introductory woodworking project using found pallet lumber.  Valuable for assessing what skills students have, do not have, and how hard students work (tearing apart pallets), while providing planters that can be sold as a fundraiser.  Written by Boyd Bowder.

    Value-Based Planters

    Materials:

    4—3 foot (42 inch) Sections of Pallet Lumber

    1—2 foot Section of scrap 2x4

    1—12x12 piece of scrap wood (3/8 or 1/2 inch thick)

    Screws (64—1 1/4 inches,  4—3 inch)

    Paint x 2 colors/stain/brushes

    Drill + 1/8 pilot bit + a 3/8 drill bit plus your screw bits * or + or –

    Measuring device

    Practice:

    Pull apart pallets

    Measure and cut pallet lumber to specifications

    Change drill bits, identify sizes of drill bits for actions

    Use drill to create pilot holes

    Overview:  Gauge your students’ skills and teach them new ones in this fun, introductory woodworking project using found pallet lumber.  Valuable for assessing what skills students have, do not have, and how hard students work (tearing apart pallets), while providing planters that can be sold as a fundraiser.  Written by Boyd Bowder.

    2023 Nebraska Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Learning Standards:

    AFNR.HS.26.2.c  Demonstrate safety procedures and behavior while working in the agriculture classrooms, labs, and/or work sites.

    AFNR.HS.26.2.d Identify personal protective equipment required for various activities conducted in the agricultural mechanics laboratory and industry.

    AFNR.HS.26.2.e  Safely operate all hand tools, power tools, and equipment in the agricultural mechanics laboratory.

    ANFR.HS.26.3.a  Identify common woodworking tools used (e.g., hand tools, power tools, layout tools, measuring tools).

    AFNR.HS.26.3.b  Demonstrate the proper care and use of tools (e.g., hand tools, layout tools, measuring tools).

    AFNR.HS.26.4.c Select appropriate screws, nails, bolts, and other fasteners for various uses.

    AFNR.HS.26.4.d  Compare different types of wood glues and their recommended uses.

    AFNR.HS.26.4.e  Identify proper woodworking and agricultural construction preserving/finishing materials

    Photo by Jon Moore on Unsplash