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           This Instructable shows you how to build a wooden pot for your favorite flower.In my case i've used it for my orchid. You will see it's a simple and easy thing to do.
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Step 1: Step 1 - Material List

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You will need:
1)  Wood, and to be more precise you will need a pice of trunk. The dimensions depend on what size you want your pot to be. I've cut my pice of trunk from an old cherry tree but you can use whatever type of wood you want
2) Drilling machine
3) Drills ( the lenght of the drill you use will determine how deep the pot will be)
4) Hammer
5) Chisel
6) Brush
7) Varnish
8) Sandpaper

Step 2: Step 2 - Drill holes

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              You will begin by drilling holes in your trunk, in the form of a circle. The holes must be as close as posible to each other. I recommend using a big drill so you don't have to do so many holes, but don't use your biggest drill. If you use a drill that is longer than the trunk be careful not to go trough it. You don't want the bottom to have holes.

Step 3: Step 3 - Uniting the holes

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            For this you will take a bigger drill then the one you used to make the holes.The bigger the better.You will use it to enlarge the holes you did until they unite. Feel free to move the drill sideways so that you make sure it forms a continuous chanel.
holly-g1 year ago
Really great! ty
tekkguy4 years ago
How has the pot held up over time? Has the varnish affected the plant at all?
ZoDo (author)  tekkguy4 years ago
The varnish didn't affect the plant at all. I've put my orchid in that pot in Octomber 2009 and I still have it today...unfortunately I had forgot it outside on a cold night and it's not doing so well since then. But that is because orchids are sensitive to cold and not because of the varnish. At one moment it started making a keiki...but that was before the incident.
ChrysN4 years ago
That turned out really nice.