DIY Planter With Hidden Hose Storage

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Introduction: DIY Planter With Hidden Hose Storage

About: Hi, I’m Sam! Full time psychologist and woodworker! I build things and publish plans. Check out my website and YouTube channel for more project ideas!

Warmer weather is finally here, which means it’s time for outdoor projects! Since I’m a sucker for weekend projects and multi-purpose builds, I created a modern planter with hose storage for my parents’ backyard! Even better, I partnered with a handful of other amazing bloggers to share some creative outdoor project ideas! Let’s get started!

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Supplies

Tools
Miter Saw
Drill
1 ½” Forstner Bit
Heat Torch
Sander/Sandpaper
Thick Bristle Brush
Paint Brush

Materials
(3) 1 x 6 x 8′ Cedar Board
(2) 2 x 2 x 8′ Pressure Treated Board
2 ½” Decking Screws
(2) Magnetic Cabinet Latch
Outdoor Timber Oil
Planter/Plant

Step 1: Cut Your Cedar Boards

Set your miter saw to 5 degrees and begin cutting your cedar pieces. You will need the following pieces (each measurement is taken from the two longest edges of the cut):

(4) 18″ Long Planks
(4) 17″ Long Planks
(4) 16″ Long Planks
(4) 15″ Long Planks

Step 2: Cut Your Frame

Next, set your miter saw to 0 degrees and cut the following pressure treated pieces:

(4) 13″ Tall Supports
(2) 16 ½” Wide Shelf Supports( you can cut more if you need the extra support)
(2) 4″ Tall Door Supports

Step 3: Add Supports

Create two full faces by adding the four 13″ support pieces to the ends of the boards with decking screws and wood glue. Make sure the 2 x 2’s are installed at the very edge of the boards (you’ll be attaching other boards to them later).

Step 4: Build a Side

Begin adding the side pieces to one full face of the planter by attaching them to the 2 x 2 boards with decking screws.

Step 5: Build Another Side

Flip your piece over so that the side is laying flat on your workspace and then add your next full face to the side with your screws.

Step 6: Add Front Pieces

Next, add your front pieces (but not all of them)! Just screw the top two pieces to your planter and keep the bottom two pieces open (we’ll assemble these later).

Step 7: Build the Shelf

Add your shelf pieces to the inside of your planter. This is where your potted plant will sit. The depth of the shelf will depend on how tall your potted plant is.

Step 8: Create Faux Panel

Once your shelf pieces have been added, create your faux panel by attaching 2 x 2’s to the back with screws.

Step 9: Sand

Next, sand the piece down.

Step 10: Heat Things Up

Now comes the fun part! Use your torch with propane tank to begin torching your piece. Gently apply the heat to the cedar and move the torch side-to-side to create a charred effect. Torching the cedar will also help waterproof the piece as well as keep insects away.

Step 11: Brush the Char

After torching the wood, use a brush to wipe away the charring and expose the gorgeous wood grain! You can continue these two steps until you are happy with the color and the detail on the piece.

Step 12: Drill Hose Opening

Once the piece has been torched, use a forstner bit to drill a hole in the back of the planter for the hose to thread through. You will have to torch this section of the planter again to keep the entire piece weatherized.

Step 13: Seal the Planter

After torching the piece, give it an extra layer of protection with outdoor timber oil.

Step 14: Add Your Magnets

Next, add two magnetic cabinet latches to the inside of the front 2 x 2 supports and install the metal plate to the backside of the front panel. This will keep the panel in place when the hose is hidden!

Step 15: Garden Away!

Last step is to store your hose! I placed mine up against the spigot to hide the hose completely!

Want more project ideas like this one? Visit my website: www.diyhuntress.com

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22 Comments

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liamduncan966
liamduncan966

2 years ago

I enjoyed this well done .

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you!

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Marve48
Marve48

2 years ago

Very creative, my hat is off to you.

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you!

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

Thanks so much!

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jmackie87
jmackie87

2 years ago

This looks great!!! I plan on building a couple for my wife next weekend! Only question I had was how did you choose the planter? Looks like there isn't anything (like a platform) that it will be sitting on so I was just curious as to how it sits there so perfectly. Is there a size I should be looking for?

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

I based my measurements on a planter my parents already had - so that made it a bit easier!

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danschafer40
danschafer40

2 years ago

Thanks for posting this tutorial! What size planter did you use and could you please share a link to it? I just got done building this and I’m having a hard time finding one that fits it well.

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you! I'll have to measure and get back to you!

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MrErdreich
MrErdreich

2 years ago

Beautifully made, nice job!

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you!

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attosa
attosa

2 years ago

beautiful!

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you!

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qxzlool
qxzlool

2 years ago

I'm not familiar with timber oil- what is that please?

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

It's just a wood sealer that is oil based! It's often used on outdoor furniture to help protect it against water damage. Hope that helps!

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qxzlool
qxzlool

Reply 2 years ago

Something like Thompson's?

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Reply 2 years ago

Yes! I actually love Thompson's and have used it on many outdoor projects!

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qxzlool
qxzlool

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you.

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Ricksuth
Ricksuth

Question 2 years ago

That looks very basic for even a novice such as myself. However, I was curious on how do you turn on the hose? It appears that nozzle is located behind the box and would provide an excellent berrthing for spiders and such.

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diyhuntress
diyhuntress

Answer 2 years ago

Hi! It's just bumped up against the spigot, so I can still reach it. We have had the planter outside for about a year now and legitimately have not had any insect problems. From what I've researched, the shou sugi ban/wood burning method on cedar helps make the wood insect repellent, so that could be why. But, either way... I'm good on not touching any spiders, haha.