Introduction: DIY - Desk Planter, Lockdown DIY Projects (You Won't Have to Leave the House!)

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This lockdown, gave me an once in a lifetime opportunity to convert some of my pallets to amazing DIY projects.

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Step 1: Hardware Requirement


For this project we need:

  • Pallet Wood
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hand Saw or Chop Saw
  • Knife Hammer
  • Pencil
  • Nails
  • Artificial Turf &
  • Artificial Decorative Plants which I bought from AliExpress for a Dollar each.

Protective equipment like:

  • Face mask
  • Glasses
  • Gloves

Step 2: Sanding

Lets start the project by sanding the plank to give it a nice and smooth texture.

Step 3: Wood Cutting

After that, I am cutting two 17cm and two 10cm blocks from the plank. Frankly speaking, you can chose any size based on how much space you have and how many plant you want to put into the box.

Step 4: Assembly

Once all the blocks are ready, its just a matter of putting them all together with medium sized nails.

For the backplate, I am using a cardboard extracted from a broken chest's drawer. I have previously used it in another project, I will provide the link in the description below.

I am using thermocol to fill in the extra space inside the box. Thermocol will keep the setup light and tidy.

Then, I am adding the artificial turf on the top of the thermocol block. Now to wrap it all up, I am adding the artificial plants on top of the turf. That's it all done.

Step 5: Painting

I initially had no plans of painting the box, however based on my partners advise I went ahead and painted the box to give it a modern look.

Step 6: Thanks

This is another beautiful creation of the wooden pallet that is recycled into an excellent piece of work.

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