Building a Wood Planter for LEVdisplay

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About: We create amazing levitation projects using electromagnets.

This is a custom project for LEVdisplay magnetic levitation device. Alternative levitation displays can be used, but the dimensions will vary.

LEVdisplay is available on our website, or Amazon Prime.

Use coupon code INSTRUCTABLE for 20% off at levdisplay.com.

Free shipping included

Step 1: LEVdisplay Hardware

LEVdisplay is for makers who want to build their own levitation projects.

The levitating magnetic disc can hold up to 13 ounces (approximately 350 grams) in mid-air

30mm maximum levitation distance

The base color is dark brown

Step 2: Planter Materials

Each section of the planter is cut form Midwest Products 9MM craft plywood, except for the flat 3MM piece near the bottom.

Step 3: Planter Dimensions

Each of the six sections is 65MM X 65MM

Step 4: Bottom Piece for Disk Magnet

The bottom piece of the planter can be cut from three separate pieces of 3MM ply, or milled from a single piece of 9MM ply with the help of a CNC router.

Step 5: Cutting

Cut out the 6 pieces with a jig saw, router, or cnc machine.

Step 6: Sanding and Wood Glue

Sand each piece using 100 grit sandpaper and glue together with Titebond Veneer Glue.

Step 7: More Sanding

Once all of the pieces are glued together, give it one more sanding with 150 grit sandpaper

Step 8: Finish

Apply two to three coats of Shellac Wood finish.

Step 9: Plants

Air plants are recommended since they don't require soil and little water

Step 10: Levitate!

Levitating Plants!

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    JT Woodworks

    13 days ago

    Such a cool display!!! I'll have to keep it in mind for future projects