Introduction: Desk Planter
The goal for this project was to bring some greenery into my workspace, along with combining my interests in digital fabrication.
This design is based around the use of a CNC machine and 3D printer, but if you don’t have access to this, I have a list of other ways to create something similar.
Step 1: Tools and Machinery
The initial design was to use a CNC and 3D printing, but later in the instructions I suggest other ways of creating a similar outcome.
If you want to create the planter using a CNC and 3D printer, the tools you will require:
- 18 mm Plywood
- Ozmo Wax
- Wood Glue
- CNC Machine
- 6 mm End Mill
- 6 mm Bull Nose
- 3D Printer
Other options are at the end.
Step 2: Designing Using Fusion 360
This screen recording goes through the process of creating the planter pen pot.
Step 3: Final Outcome From the CNC
This is the outcome from the CNC once it has been glued together and has 2 coats of Ozmo wax applied
Step 4: 3D Printing the Plant Pot
The 3D Plant pots are optional if you don’t have a plant pot or one that you like.
The most important thing is for the plant pot to have 3 perimeters; this will allow the print to be watertight. When I printed these plant pots I used:
- 0.3 mm Layer high
- 3 perimeters (have 3 perimeters makes the walls of the planter solid)
- 20% infill (to support the base)
Step 5: Other Ways of Creating the Planter
With this example we used a CNC machine to create the planter, but the same design could be archived with the use of:
You could print out the DXF Files or a 1:1 scale drawing of the planter layers and use a router to carve into the wood. Make sure to be safe as this could be dangerous.
If you have access to a Laser Cutter you could adjust your design to use more thinner layer, and build you design this way.
If you have access to a 3D printer you could combine all of the bodies that in this example are CNC'ed and then 3D print these to create your planner.
Step 6: Other Shapes
These are some other designs I came up with based of the same ideas.
Step 7: Final Images
Participated in the
Indoor Plants Challenge
1 Person Made This Project!
- lukasmariusmeitz made it!