Liftable Hanging Planters

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The goal is to make a planter which is applicable for all wheelchair users and to provide a better ergonomic height for personal suitability, even without wheelchair.



What you need

Also visit the tutorial on Behance!


This instructable is in collaboration with
Simon Jackson
Simon Boury
Jeroen Van Belleghem
Joeri Boi (myself)

Step 1: Planter Crates

We used these crates we made earlier HERE.
The connection, the holders, as well the hanging system are completely made of rope, providing a uniform design.

Step 2: Support System

Make a support structure that can hold at least 100kg in total. This can be part of your roof, or any skeletal structure you can easily build yourself providing the right materials.
In our case, the roof structure happened to be a steel profile. We wouldn't drill in the profiles, so we created an extra profile which the roofing profile can support. It is advised to use 4mm thick steel to hold at least 100kg of plants.

Step 3: Pulleys

Now we have the support system (any kind), manage to attach 2 pulleys on the support system at a distance of around 2 meters from each other, this doesn't have to be exact.

In our case, we drilled 2 holes through our metal profiles we made, and used pulleys with a hooking mechanism

Step 4: Balancing

In order for this system to work, we need 3 planters in total. To be exact; 2 small planters and 1 bigger planter. The 2 smaller planters together should have the same weight as the big planter.

Step 5: Roping

Make a support structure that can hold at least 100kg in total. This can
be part of your roof, or any skeletal structure you can easily build yourself providing the right materials. In our case, the roof structure happened to be a steel profile. We wouldn't drill in the profiles, so we created an extra profile which the roofing profile can support. It is advised to use 4mm thick steel to hold at least 100kg of plants.

Step 6: Filling

Fill the planters with soil and start farming. Pull up or pull down the planters to your own ergonomic height. Happy gardening!

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    melmomma6

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is so awesome and "a very beautiful looking planter". It's very accessible and keeps the animals at bay if you grow veggies. WOW! I'd so make or buy these. Perfect! You need to market these!

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    deepta

    4 years ago on Introduction

    these look great! going to try some!!

    what is that blue thing in the step 1 pic! :)

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    J_Boideepta

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Hey, thanks :)

    Oh, it's just a giant blue plastic crocodile with a giant blue bottle strapped around it's waist. Nothing special.

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    saeed4707

    4 years ago

    verey good nes

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    twyeth

    4 years ago on Introduction

    this is great, as a tip for those that make it, if your growing vegies in these some vegies grow faster than others so to counter that hang bottles of water from the with the appropriate amount of water in the to keep ballenced, ive made somthing similar previously

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    anapet01

    4 years ago

    There so cute I'm going to make these for my dad thx u

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