Introduction: Simple Wooden Flower Box
In this instructable I'll teach you how to make a simple but beautiful flower box. This creation is easy to make, requires no special tools and shouldn't take you very long. I made this box originally because I wanted to enter a shelving contest but as it developed I found it worked better sitting on a window sill (although it would still work well if you mounted it). I also made it to utilize some cool bottles that were going to be thrown away and some boards I had left over after making some crates. There were a few bumps along the way but I got the job done and I think It looks great. So if you want to build this flower box stick around.
What you will need:
1. 5 2cm by 9cm by 55cm boards. I believe these boards are unique as I got them in a crate building kit so if you can't find them use the closest supplement.
2. Some 6 cm screws. I would say around 25.
3. 3 bottles. The stout ones are best.
4. Some flowers. make sure they're pretty.
Tools: (look at the picture above)
1. A hand saw
2. A square. (Not necessary but really helpful).
3. A ruler.
4. A protractor.
5. (optional) A drill and a bit thats a little smaller then your screws. This isn't necessary but it's a good precaution against the wood splitting.
6. A screw gun capable of driving in your screws.
Step 1: The Pieces
The first thing you need to do is make all the pieces that will fit together to make your shelf. You can see every piece you need in the first picture above except I forgot to put in one 55 cm long board. Ok so you will need three 2 cm by 9 cm by 55 cm boards. Four 9 cm by 8cm by 2 cm boards and four 30 degree triangles. Your triangles will be the right size as long the base of your triangle is the 9 cm end of the board and the second picture shows you how to cut your triangles. It can be helpful to put a board under the triangle you cutting to help guide your saw blade. Start at the top tip of the triangle and saw down to the bottom tip being careful not to put strain on the board as you cut it as the tip of your triangle may break off. If this does happen its not the biggest deal but it will make the project look a little worse so I recommend trying again. Once you have all the pieces move on to the next step.
Step 2: Put It Together
Now that you have all your pieces you need to screw them together. As a general rule pre-drill your pieces before putting them together to try and prevent the wood from splitting. First mark one of your long boards so each of the smaller pieces that screw into it are evenly spaced. I recommend making your marks in pencil so that just incase it can be seen you can erase it. Then place the pieces and screw them in so it looks like the first picture. Next pre-drill and screw in your triangles so the 9 cm long base is on top of each vertical square. Screw a long board to the longest side of the triangle and you should have something that looks like the second picture. Lastly flip you box upside down and screw the last long board to the bottom of your box. There you go you did it! Now all you need to do is fill your 3 bottles with water and put some flowers in. Thanks for reading this instructable and I hope you like your flower box!
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