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How To Make A Wall Planter

teacher avatar Mark Shorter, DIY expert!

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    • 1.

      Introduction

      1:10

    • 2.

      Safety, equipment, materials

      2:19

    • 3.

      Part 1 - The Front

      3:24

    • 4.

      Part 2 - The Sides

      7:07

    • 5.

      Part 3 - The Back

      7:01

    • 6.

      Part 4 - Decorative corners and lining

      2:34

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Hello and welcome to this course on how to build your own wooden wall planter.

 

I’m Mark, and I’ll walk you through how to create a triangular wall planter made out of wooden decking boards. This course is aimed at anybody, no matter what experience you have with woodwork, as I’ll be explaining everything in detail, in easy-to-follow steps.

 

The planter itself is a simple, but elegant design, which is essentially a triangular front and back, joined together with rectangular sides.

 

The planter will be perfect for adding small plants from bedding plants, to small evergreens such as dwarf conifers and ivies, and I’ll also show you how to alter the planter slightly to get different designs, such as a lower-fronted design or even just a smaller design.

 

The planters can be fixed to a wall or a fence and you can fill it with whatever plants will thrive in the position you’ve chosen.

 

I hope you enjoy this course – happy making!

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Mark Shorter

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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. Introduction: Hello, and welcome to this course on how to build your own wooden wall planter. I'm Mark, and I'll walk you through how to create a triangular war plans are made out of wooden decking boards. This course is aimed at anybody, no matter what experience you have with woodwork. As I'll be explaining everything in detail in easy-to-follow steps. The planter itself is a simple but elegant design, which is essentially a triangular front and back joined together with rectangular sides. This planter would be perfect for adding small plants, like bedding plants, too small, evergreen such as dwarf conifers and IVs. And I'll show you how to alter the planters slowly to get different designs, such as a low fronted design or even just a smaller design. The plant is gonna be fixed to a wall or offense, and you can fill it with whatever plant will thrive in the position you've chosen. I hope you enjoy this course. Happy making. 2. Safety, equipment, materials: Before we begin making the war planter, we need to talk about safety. In my younger days, I never used to bother with safety equipment. And now I'm regretting it has announced suffer with tinnitus, which is a continuous ringing in my ears. Some are first piece of equipment is a must if you're using any type of power tool and they are ear defenders, then you'll need some clubs to stop you getting any splinters. And the third item is goggles, as these will protect you from getting any dust or bits flowing into your eyes. Equipment. To make this planter, I would recommend using a circular saw. If you don't have one of these to hand, then you can use a hand saw, but prepared for a bit of a workout. Most hands-off have a 90 degree and a 45-degree angle on them, which are perfect for this task. Next, you will need an electric or battery drill with a screwdriver attachment. Then you'll need a small would drill bit to make the pilot holes. If you don't, by chance have a screwdriver Brookfield drill, then you will need a screwdriver. Next you'll need a hammer, a tape measure, and finally a pencil. Materials. This Panzer requires very few materials. So all you really need is some decking boards, which are used to length of 2.4 meters. But you may require more or less depending on the size you make and the dimensions of your wood. Some multipurpose wood screws. In this case, I use 40 millimeter lengths ones, but you may need a different size again, depending on the thickness of your wood. Finally, if you want a decorative finish to your three front-facing corners, then I recommend these decorative box corners, which you can get from many online retailers. 3. Part 1 - The Front: These plants is required lots of 45-degree quotes, 16 in total. So let's start with the first 1. First of all, use the 45-degree angle on your sore or your angle finder and draw a pencil mark from the corner of your decking board. Next, cut along the line using your soul, making sure you always cut on the outside edge of the mark. This is the thickness of the saw blade, does not take away from the measurement of your wood. It may only be a millimeter or two, but that can lead to large gaps that will show a badly. Now use your 45-degree to draw a line on the opposite angle to make a triangle. Again, could this on the outside edge? You now have your first section going off the 45-degree. You already have cuts on the spare would place your first piece underneath it on the very edge market where it meets up and then draw the opposing 45-degree angle. Now could this 45-degree angle, you then will have two pieces that should match up. If by any chance they don't match up perfectly, then just trim off any excess off either one. Now use the second piece you made as a guide, just as you did before and mark your next opposing 45 degree angle. Again, could this section, you should then have three pieces which when pushed together, should make a perfect triangle. 4. Part 2 - The Sides: What you need to do now is to measure the length of one of the size of your front from the bottom to the top. I then added five centimeters to the length. But you can add more if you want. Now measure that length along a straight piece of wood market and use a 90-degree angle to draw a straight line across the board. Could this length of word remembering as before to cut along the outside edge of the mark. The next step is to measure the thickness of your word. And add this to the previous measurement. You talk markets and again, use a 90-degree age to draw a straight line across it. Now could this length to create your second side? Now you need to mark where all the pilot holes are going to be on the first length. So first-line of the word from the bottom corner to the top. You will then need to mark two pilot holes at the top and bottom of each wood behind. And this needs to be close to the edge. If you are using decking, then it will be in the middle of the first section. Using your drill Judah pilot hole through the wood at each mark. If you have a counter sink drill bit, then you can use this at this time. It is used to leave a small indentation which the screw sits in. So it's nice and flush. If you don't have one of these, then don't worry as a scribble normally pulling on the softwood anyway. Now you will need to flip the front section over so it's facing downwards. Then line up the first shortest side with the bottom of the first triangle you made. This solid piece should be facing outwards with the pilot holes at the bottom. You can now hand screw the first screw in. And while holding the fronts firmly screw in the first screw. Do the same for the second screw. Again for the third screw. The fourth screw, the screw. Finally, the last six screw. Neonatal line with the second side along the opposite edge, starting at the bottom of the first side is shown name Argo, or the next pilot holes will need to be you will need an extra two marks to join the bottom of one side to the other. You can now jump all these pilot holes and re-enter the holes again if you want. Now line up the second side perfectly. Hand tighten the screws slowly before securing the first screw. Go along, adding all the screws while keeping the front all nicely in line. Remembering to add the extra screw at the top. You should then end up with the front and size looking like this. 5. Part 3 - The Back: Now like me, you probably have a spare piece of wood with a 45-degree caught that is long enough to cover the top back of your plantar. If not, then just place a piece of wood across the top perfectly in line with the top corners. Now mark the wood from the underside, marking both angles. I've placed the grooves of my decking boards on the inside of the planter. But you can have it on the outside if you wish. You should then end up with would mark like this. And this. Now you will need to put the first longer quotes before cutting off the point on each end. They should then sit nicely on the top back of your planter and should be perfectly in line. Just remember, if it's a bit too big, then you can always trim off any excess. You will now need to mark and drill to pilot holes on one side. Before screwing them down. Mark and Julia pilot holes on the opposite side. Again, screw in the screws in. Next line up and mark the second piece for the back. Could this section as before, but with just one straight edge. Making sure it's nice and in line with the top piece, Mark and Julia pilot holes. And then screw down the second section. Repeat the process of lining up the wood and marketing it from the underneath. Now could the third part of the back Mark and draw the pilot holes for this section. I'm screwed the third section down. The last small piece of the back. Then make your last code. For the last piece, you will only need three pilot holes to the sides and one at the bottom. Then screw in the final three screws. You should then look like this. 6. Part 4 - Decorative corners and lining: If you have purchased decorative corners for your planter, then now is the time to add these. They should come with some tiny panel pins to hold it in place. But you may need one or two longer panel pins. If your corner sits inside a groove on your decking, your decorative corners should look like this. And give a nice finished to h external corner. To hang your wall planter, you will need to mark some pilot holes equally from each side. This will be where your screws will go through to attach to a fence or a wall. I made mine ten centimeters from each side and inside the first groove. Now just draw these two holes. Lastly, you may need to add some lighting to your planter as this will keep the wood from getting and staying wet, which will make it rot. Your planter will then end up looking like this, which you can add some small plants too. As an option, you could remove or not make the top section of the plants grow at all. This gives you another look to consider. Or you could make a smaller plants out with only two parts to the front.