Introduction: DIY Planter Caddy
This planter caddy uses minimal tools and only 2 fence pickets.
Step 1: Pieces
You sill need (2) Sides, (1) Bottom, and (1) Front & (1) Back. See the diagram above for the cut dimensions for the slopes for the side pieces.
Step 2: Optional Front & Back Rip
This is an optional step. A fence picket is usually 5 1/2". We wanted our front and back to be 4". You could simply disregard this step.
Step 3: Sanding
You will need to sand all the pieces. I used 80 grit and then finished with 120 grit.
Step 4: Drill Holes for Sides
I used a 3/4" forstner bit to drill the holes for the 1/2" rope. See the diagram above for the location of the holes.
Step 5: Installing Side #1
I started by adding glue and brad nailing 1 side piece to the bottom.
Step 6: Installing Side #2
I then flipped the assembly over and repeated the process by adding glue and brad nailing side #2.
Step 7: Installing Front
Add glue to the bottom and side pieces and then brad nail the front to the assembly.
Step 8: Installing Back
Add glue to the bottom and side pieces and then brad nail the back to the assembly.
Step 9: Drain Holes
I used a 3/8" drill bit and drilled holes in the bottom of the caddy so water could drain. See diagram above for hole locations.
Step 10: Stain or Paint
Apply stain or paint to the caddy. It is best to do this step now instead of after the soil has been added. The soil will stick to the brush and cause your finish to get soil deposits in it.
Step 11: Soil
Add your preferred soil.
Step 12: Plants
Add plants of your liking. I chose Kosmik Kactus that I purchased from The Home Depot.
Step 13: Rope
Install the 1/2" rope the hole in the side piece. Simply tie a knot once you run it through the hole. Then repeat the process on the other side.