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Easy-to-make stackable vegetable planter | Woodwork class

Mark Shorter, DIY expert!

Easy-to-make stackable vegetable planter | Woodwork class

Mark Shorter, DIY expert!

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8 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. 1 Introduction

    • 2. 2 Equipment list

    • 3. 3 Measuring and cutting

    • 4. 4 Support posts

    • 5. 5 First corner

    • 6. 6 Completing the other corners

    • 7. 7 Recap

    • 8. 8 Promo video

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About This Class

An easy to make vegetable planter that can be arranged into various positions and various heights.

With this course, you will learn to build your very own stackable vegetable planter.

This project is perfect for you if you would like to grow your own vegetables.

The basic design is a single-layered square planter with no base, and you can build as may of these as you like to so that you create taller planter for vegetables that have a deeper root system. You can also place them side by side for an allotment-style arrangement.






This is one of the simplest planters you can build that shouldn't cause any issues even for the complete novice.

I'll take you through every step in detail with plenty of videos and images to show you the process.

If you now have the DIY bug, you can watch my other courses on SkillShare by using the links below:

https://skl.sh/2FJc1Fz Gardening for beginners.

https://skl.sh/2MDnN86 How to spruce up your garden on a budget.

https://skl.sh/2RGdOSS Make your own brick border.

https://skl.sh/2NRLnij How to decorate your bathroom on a budget.

https://skl.sh/2Yv4hzm Make your own simple wooden planter.

https://skl.sh/2UsD6mA Make your own decorative planter.



Make your own decorative wooden planter: https://skl.sh/2UsD6mA


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Mark Shorter

DIY expert!


Hello, I’m Mark and I love DIY!

For the past 15 years, I have been developing houses,  and in that time I have become an expert in everything DIY. I started out as complete beginner and found out that with a little bit of time and patience, nothing is impossible. If you scroll down through my profile, you’ll find plenty of courses that cover topics not only in DIY, but also in baking and gardening encompassing all my passions.


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1. 1 Introduction: hello and welcome to making a stackable vegetable. Plans are with Mark in this course, I'm going to be showing you had to build this very simple stackable vegetable planter. This plant is made from decking boards and is a good place to start For the complete beginner. I'll be taking you through the process from start to finish, with every step explaining full each layer of the vegetable planetary 60 centimeters by 60 centimeters and is just one decking board high. However, the good thing about these pantries that you can make multiple layers starting together to make a vegetable planter as high as you require. When she built a few of these layers, they can be arranged in many different ways. It could also become executive flower plants or, if you wish, I'll take you through all the equipment, your need. But the any materials require our decking boards, somethin timber posts and obviously some screws, all of which could be brought relatively cheaply, meaning this plant is ideal for developing your skills at the I word carpenter without spending a fortune. So let's begin 2. 2 Equipment list: before you begin. Here's a little bit of safety and voice. When using tools, you're to wear protective gloves and goggles. And if you're going to be using a circular store, then I would recommend ear defenders as they could be quite loud now for the equipment for this planter. What your need. Ease either a hand saw or circular saw. Obviously, circular saw is much quicker than a handsaw, but they're not something the average D I y has. Toe hand. If you are using a handsaw than a lot of hand sores, have an inbuilt angle guide, which is perfect for this project. If your hands or however, doesn't have an angle guide, don't worry, as it isn't essential, but you will need a set square or ruler as well. You'll also need a tight measure, a pencil, some sandpaper and either a drill, an electric screwdriver or a regular screwdriver. So that's the equipment. Finally, let's look at the materials your need. Each layer will need to 60 centimeter decking boards, 2 55 centimeter decking boards, 4 12 centimeter timber posts and some backdoor screws. This planetary 60 centimeters by 60 centimeters, so you'll need approximately 230 centimeters of decking per layer. The timber post will be used to secure the each decking board to the next sticking board and to be able to stack the plants together. I've opted for 22 millimeters by 40 millimeter Tim proposed, but anything you can get close to that size will work perfectly fine. For this project, you'll need about 48 centimeters of timber posts per layer. I have suggested outdoor screws as these won't rust like regular screws in the rain the size of school. Recommend using his four millimeters by 40 millimeters as these air just long enough to pass through the decking boards on hold securely into the timber posts. 3. 3 Measuring and cutting: If you look at these pictures, you'll see the finished product in different forms. Each layer can be stacked easily onto the previous layer or in any design you wish. Two of the sides of the plant I will be 60 centimeters long and the other two sides will be slightly shorter. The reason for this is that we want to keep the planter a square. Therefore, the two shorter size will be 60 centimeters minus double the thickness of your decking board. This means if you're decking board is 2.5 centimeters thick. The shorter lengths will be 60 centimeters. Take away five centimeters decking boards, sometimes coming different thicknesses, so we'll have to make sure you measure your own so far, then will need to length of 60 centimeters and two lengths of 55 centimeters. Dickie boards for each layer or however long yours needs to bay. To cut these, you'll need to use your time measure pencil and saw from one end of the decade. Board usual tape measure to measure a 60 centimeters and then make a pencil mark close to the one edge. If you have a set square or if you saw has an angle. Boyd. You can use this to draw a straight line across the deck and board. However, if you don't have a set square or an angle guide, don't worry or you need to do is make a 2nd 60 centimeter mark on the opposite edge of the decking board. Then just use a straight ege or ruler to connect the marks with the pencil line. Use your hand saw or circular sword to cut along the line. Just a little hint, though you might be tempted to markets all the court straight away in order to cook them in one go. But don't. If you do this, you'll find you end up with lends it a slightly shorter than you need because the thickness of the blade will remove a couple of millimeters from each court. That also reminds me to tell you to make sure you make it put on the outer edge of each line so you don't put into the 60 centimeters. So now we have the to 60 centimeter let's of decking board to make the two sides. Now we need to put the two length of 55 centimeter decking boards to make the other two sides remember. If you're decking boards or thinner or thicker than 2.5 centimeters, then this measurement will need to be adjusted. So go ahead, measure Mark and could one more thing after all your courts, make sure all the ages are nice and smooth by giving them a little light, sanding with some paper to take off any rough edges. 4. 4 Support posts: Once you've got the 60 centimeter decking boards on the 55 centimeter decking boards, you'll need to could be in a support post. These will be the same height as the planter itself. The support post will be placed in the four corners of the plant app. But will we set lower? This is to light. These plant is to be stackable. The letter of the support post will depend on how wide your decking boards are. The boards are used to 12 centimeters, so it will cook my support post at 12 centimeters to match. We will need four of these internal support pose, and you cook them in the same way you cook the decking boards. To begin with, we will use the tape measure and pencil to mark 12 centimeters or however long your support post needs to be. If you're using a circular saw, the salt would call it a perfect straight age. So you only need to make a small pencil mark and quit it. Remembering to quit the outer edge of the mark if you're using a handsaw, used a set square to draw a straight line all the way across the piece of wood so you can follow the line to make sure you could a straight edge. If all goes to plan, you will end up with these components to lengths of 60 centimeter decking boards. Two lengths of 55 centimeter decking boards on four lens of 12 centimeters, four posts. 5. 5 First corner: Now we can start assembling the planter. The inside first corner will look like this one's assembled. Take one piece of 60 centimeter decking board on one piece of 55 centimeter decking board. Arrange the two pieces, as I have in this picture on make sure the 60 Centimeters decking board overlaps the 55 centimeter decking board and everything is lined up perfectly. Draw a line of the back of the boards where they joined together. This will be the line to follow for the support post. No, take the 60 Centimeter Dicking board you've just marked on late face down. Then measure two centimeters up from the bottom on market with your pencil. The support post will then be positioned on the drawn line on the market just made. We are now going to set the screws from the front of the decking board here on Dhere to screw these 1st 2 pieces to get that could be a little bit tricky. As a support post is likely to move. I would recommend placing the decking board face up on the edge of a table like this, using another piece of support post of the back of the decking board to raise it up to unequal level with the first support post. No score in the first group into the groove is shown. Make sure you're holding both pieces of wood very tightly as they could sleep out of position. If it does to reset a line, then don't panic as the first group will be in the correct place. All you have to do is turn your decking board over and then twisted support post back into the correct position. Now, if only said the Seconds Grew, remembers it, keep it in line with the 1st 1 on that. He needs to go in this group. Repeat this process on the opposite end of the same decking board as in these pictures. Now create a 2nd 1 of these as this will then become the opposite side of the planter. We are now going to attach the 55 centimeter Decade board to one of the 60 centimeter decking boards we have just completed. Slop them together and make sure that they are nice and flush with no gaps. The second set of screws will be inserted here on Dhere and go through. It's an angle to the thinner side of the support post. As we're screwing these two screws in from the side, it is a good idea to first push them in with your hand to help them grape push and twist in the first group in the top groove about 2.5 centimeters away from the edge of the board. This is so the decking board doesn't split. Screw it in this, an angle that will connect to the support post making sure all pieces of wood I held tight together repeat this process on the bottom Screw that will go into the second from bottom groove. The first corner is now complete on will look like this. 6. 6 Completing the other corners: after the first corner is attached. The final parts of quite simple all we need to do is to add to the final two sides and screw them together. So as before, take a 55 centimeter decking board on slotted into the opposite end of the 60 sent to me to decking board. We had just completed no follow the same process as before of hand screwing, then screwing in the screws at an angle in the top groove and into the sport Post do the same again on the second lowest group now three sides of complete. All we have to do is stop the 2nd 60 centimeter dicking, bored with the support post already touched into place. Then screw the screws in the center of the sport post into the top on second from bottom grooves. Your first layer is no complete. All you have to do know his sleep is over. It can then replace into any position and push down Silas. So the feet sinking to the ground. Once you've made a few of these, then they will easily stuck on top of each other. And you can create numerous designs with, um, remember you can create any size a stack or planter you want using the same method. This could be just a larger square or even a rectangular shape. 7. 7 Recap: Let's have a quick recap of all the steps needed to build the 60 centimeter by 60 centimeter stackable vegetable planter. Firstly, besides your need gloves goggles on dear protectors. Now get all your told ready. You'll need either a circular saw or a handsaw, a pencil, a tight measure, a drill or an electric screwdriver or manual screwdriver and some sandpaper. As for materials, all your need is decking boards. Timber posts on four millimeter by 40 millimeters screws. Step one. Protect to 60 centimeter lengths of decking board. 2 55 centimeter Lindsay decking board on 4 12 centimeter lengths of timber posed. Then give them all a light sound to remove any rough edges. Step two. Use a pencil mark at the back of the 60 centimeter decking board where the 55 centimeter taking board meets it. Measure two centimeters up from the bottom of the six centimeter Dickie board. On place a second mark. Get a 12 centimeter support post and place it on the two marks you have just drawn. Put the decking board and support post on the edge of a table so you can see the marks from underneath. Screw in both screws, making sure the support post stays in position. Repeat this process on the opposite end of the same dicking board. Step three. Create a 2nd 1 of these 60 centimeter decking bores with support. Post attached. Step full. A touch of 55 centimeter decking board toe one of the completed 60 centimeters decking boards we now have pushing in the screws about 2.5 centimeters from the edge, then screwing the minutes and angle into the support post. Step five. Attach the 2nd 55 centimeter decking board to the opposite end of the same 60 centimeter Dicking board, making sure the screws air screwed in it. An angle into the support post. Step six. The final step is to attach the second completed 60 centimeter decking board between the 2 55 centimeter decking boards and screw these in using the same method. Step seven. No complete or you have to do is turn it over. Create a few more of these so you can make different shapes and designs 8. 8 Promo video: thank you for taking this course. I hope you've enjoyed it and succeeded in making your very own stackable planter. I would love to see how you've got on with this project. So please post pictures of your handiwork in the comments section, and I'm sure to have a look. If you know about the D I Y book and want to make something else, then please head to my profile page where you'll find other projects have been teaching in the coming months. I'm going to be uploading more woodwork and D I Y courses, including this more ornate wooden planter that would look lovely in any garden. These 30 centimeter by 30 centimeters planter, which will push your deal way skills a little more. The size can also be easily adjusted to suit your needs, and all of my courses will be based around would work. I would also be creating different sorts of Dilawar courses, including one which I show you how to lay a brick border around the edge of your garden. As I said, my new courses will be appearing on my profile page as and when they become available, so stay tuned and people like talk to cool again. I hope you've enjoyed EI way and succeeded in making your very own stackable planter. I would love to see how you've got on with this project. So please post pictures of your handiwork in the comments section, and I'm sure to have a look. If you know about the D I Y book and want to make something else, then please head to my profile page where you'll find other projects have been teaching in the coming months. I'm going to be uploading more woodwork and D I Y courses, including this more or night.