original post; The Plant Shelf, a form of live art.
Why? because plants make anywhere a lovely place to live, clean the air and give off positive energy. we can have walls covered with these shelves with different sizes and shapes. what if paintings weren't the only form of art to hang on a wall ?! people work in office spaces with zero sunlight and no live plants anywhere, what if we changed that for the common good.
last sunday was my friend mimi's birthday. and i have decided to make my first ever plant shelf gift ! i must admit that this was a lot of fun, i am probably going to just give these away as gifts from now on. we are actually going to keep this one at work, our office has no sunlight. I work at a kitchen, and I figured we can grow some oregano or thyme maybe.
please read the original plant shelf post above to get familiar with my work.
Step 1: Materials & tools
1x wooden plank cut to size, 4x4x0.5" inches for my design - free
1x perforated metal hanger, about 20" inches for my design - about $0.45cents
2x small screws - free
2x L hangers - free
3x nuts&bolts, small enough to go thru the holes on perforated metal hanger. - free
1x 22" gauge cable, about 20" inches for my design, radioshack - free
1x usb male port, ebay or local thrift store - free
1x usb female port, ebay or local thrift store - free
2x 1W high power leds, 660nm in my design - ebay - about $0.50cents
1x led driver/recycled cell phone charger, ebay or local thrift store - free or about $1.00-5.00
2x wine corks - free
1x electrical tape - free
total; $6.00, i had all the parts laying around in the house, so it was actually free for me.
screwdriver, drill, plyers, heavyduty scissors, wrench, metal epoxy/heatsink glue, hot glue gun, soldering iron