Introduction: Building a Planter
I just love plants and trees , and waking up to a " Green " environment in general.
My house has a lot of plants allocated inside , and i thought to my self that it`s time to construct some Planter for the porch in the living-room .
So i drove to some Hanger in my city that sells woods , bought me a few and started to build .
Step 1: Shopping List
5.1 Meter Wood. - cut it with a saw to 3 pieces , each 1.70 Meter length.
Paint - choose your favorite color
Nylon - for the inner Planter
Driller with different drill bits
Chain - to secure the Planter
50 kilo of ground for the plants
and Plants of course
Step 2: Cutting the Wood
measure your desirable Planter size and cut it with a saw.
Step 3: First Stage Done!
1.7 Meter length
20 cm depth
20 cm wide
Step 4: Drilling Holes for Drainage
It is very important to clear away excess water !
if you let the water to accumulate at the bottom the plants roots will start to rot , and eventually die
Step 5: Cover the Bottom With a Nylon
Since the wood is not protected against water ( way more expensive ) .
i want to minimize the contact of water with the Wood`s surface
so i spread glue on the bottom and on the sides and glued to it the Nylon
Step 6: Let the Paint Begin!
Paint a few layers of color , make sure you let the color dry between one layer and the other .
Step 7: Start by Mounting the Hangers
Drill your Porch rails and mount the hangers.
make sure you use strong bolts and nuts , and very stiff Hangers - for safety !
Step 8: Mount the Planter
Check that it`s stable and leveled up straight
Step 9: Safety Anchoring
It`s very very important to anchor the Planter with another chain to the rails !
just in case that the Hangers will collapse or brake.
i took a very strong chain and bolted it to the rails as you can see.
Step 10: Completed !
I chose plants that spread during time and " Fall " to the bottom, that way i will cover the surface of the rails and Planter
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