Limitless Garden Hanging Pottery

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About: I love gardening and I love designing. It's a perfect combination!

I'll show you how to quickly learn to make wooden links to hang pots together, for an entire
hanging garden free of pests and easy to maintain!

The parts are simple, and the size and design of your hanging garden is limitless!

Let's get going...

Supplies:

1. Redwood (great for outdoor weather) - .5" x 2" x 6'
2. 4 to 6ft of rope or wire to hang your project.
3. 8 generic terracotta clay pots. 5" diameter at the top. Optional to paint them if you like!.
4. Band Saw (in green above) or Compact Saw. IF YOU DON'T HAVE TOOLS, a compact saw is only 40 bucks, so make it happen!
5. A drill to drill holes in the largest wood plank.
6. Optional - Wood stain (any kind, see photo for my recommendation), cheap paint brush.
7. A positive attitude! (you will love how easy this is!)

Step 1: More About Supplies

Allright, I've attached some photos to show you the tools and supplies you'll need. The next step will be measuring and marking the wood!

Here is that supply list again:

1. Redwood (great for outdoor weather) - .5" x 2" x 6'
2. 4 to 6ft of rope or wire to hang your project.
3. 8 generic terracotta clay pots. 5" diameter at the top. Optional to paint them if you like!.
4. Band Saw (in green above) or Compact Saw. IF YOU DON'T HAVE TOOLS, a compact saw is only 40 bucks, so make it happen!
5. A drill to drill holes in the largest wood plank.
6. Optional - Wood stain (any kind, see photo for my recommendation), cheap paint brush.
7. A positive attitude! (you will love how easy this is!)

Step 2: Measuring the Wood

Allright let's party:

First, let's measure and draw out the lines for cutting on the wood lengths.

Once cut, you should have one 2 ft piece, and four 1ft pieces (see photo of finished wood products)

Steps:

1. Take your wood plank, and measure out 2 ft. Draw a line across the wood.
2. Then measure out and draw another foot from that line.
3. Continue drawing out 1 ft lines from there for a total of four 1 ft sections.
4. Draw a small circle at the ends of the largest 2 ft section. This is for looping rope through so you can hang it later.

Step 3: Drawing the Hooks That Hold the Pots

Alright, now lets draw the "hooks" in the wood that hold the pots.

THIS PROJECT DOES NOT REQUIRE PRECISION!

Take a look at the pattern. See the image of how the lip of the pot rests on the wood. The wood holds an incredible amount of weight, check out the final hanging garden and you will see what I mean!

* don't forget to draw and drill out two holes on your 2ft wood plank section. This is to hang it from above. All other small plank sections connect to the main big piece, they will not need holes of their own.

Step 4: Cut That Wood!

Lets get to cutting!

WEAR PROTECTIVE EYEGLASSES, A MASK, AND KEEP YOU HANDS AWAY FROM THE BLADE.

Cut following the lines you've drawn. In the end, you should have 5 separate pieces of wood.

Step 5: Optional - Stain That Wood, Paint Those Pots!

You could be finished, but why not spiff it up with a little stain! Buy a spray can and brush (approx $10) and stain your wood. Let the stain remain for 5 minutes then wipe away. It will be dry to the touch within an hour, and completely dry in 4 - 24 hrs. Stain will also protect wood from the weather as it is petroleum based.

Painting the pots is also a great idea. It's best to do it before inserting your plants/ dirt. 1 can of spray paint is more than enough to paint 8 pots. Get a paint + primer spray can, I chose Krylon's 'gloss banner red'. Paint on a pot will also help retain moisture to keep you plants from drying out!

Step 6: Hang and Add Plants - Finito!!!

1. Pot your plants.
2. Hang your largest wood plank.
3. Hang the pots in the plank.
4. Repeat until you run out of pots, plants or planks.
5. Water everything with the hose!

I'LL KEEP CREATING AS LONG AS YOU KEEP LOVING IT! VOTE FOR ME PLEASE AND THANKS AGAIN!

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    ElectroFrank

    4 weeks ago

    Very nice creative effect, but I foresee a couple of likely problems:
    1) Knock it slightly when you walk past it, and crash go your pots.
    2) When the wind gets strong, it swings around, and crash go your windows.

    So may I respectfully suggest that heavy fragile pots are safer on a solid base ?

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    PeakingduckElectroFrank

    Reply 15 days ago

    Hey there! There's a bottom rope that you can use to attach to the ground or to posts/walls/etc. I haven't ever had to use it, but you never know!

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    ScottG213

    Question 4 weeks ago on Step 4

    I cannot find the pattern for the hooks. I am afraid I would not have it correct. Can you send it to me? I can see making a 3D mobile planter balancing it with many pots.

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    PeakingduckScottG213

    Answer 15 days ago

    Hi there! Did you manage to cut the wood yet? The pattern for the hooks does not need to be precise, so give it a shot and let us know!

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    all animals

    4 weeks ago

    I can’t download the instructions. Was really looking forward to making this.

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    DIXIE58DIXIE

    Question 4 weeks ago on Step 6

    I see there is a hole at the bottom of the 2' section. Is this to add another 2' section? None of your pictures show it actually being used. Or is it to be used to add a weight of sorts to keep it more stable as to not sway on windy days? I'm a little confused on this part of it. Have you ever tested the total weight that one 2' piece will hold?
    Overall I love this concept and will be making this ASAP! Thanks for sharing.

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    PeakingduckDIXIE58DIXIE

    Answer 4 weeks ago

    Hiiiii!!
    The bottom rope is for two things. Two connect another large plank, OR to tie it to the ground/pole if you are worried about it hitting something. It holds up well in strong winds, doesn't sway like you might think. I believe its simply too heavy. A 2ft piece will hold just as many pots, its more about the thickness of wood and size of pots that matters. Happy creating!

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    nalan1907

    4 weeks ago

    very nice design

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    loubee2

    4 weeks ago

    Ground squirrels are decimating my newly acquired succulent plants! Covering all of them w/wire mesh isn't practical.
    Your idea sounds like it may make it very possible to thwart those little beggars!
    And it's a rather interesting & unique display too!
    Great idea,...thanks! Lou

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    jvector

    4 weeks ago

    Looks great, but I am worried that when the pots are loaded and watered they are going to be pretty heavy, and the weight will make the wooden tongue act like a bottle opener and chip the rim of the pot!? That pot at the top of the line of three is supporting a lot of weight...

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    ScottG213jvector

    Reply 4 weeks ago

    Clay pots are quite strong unless you get them soaked and keep them that way for hours or days.

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    Bonzadog

    4 weeks ago

    Rather interesting. But me being bit clumsy could cause more pots to crash down in one go.
    But I can live with that. I'll give it a try.

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    Penolopy Bulnick

    4 weeks ago

    That is crazy! I've never seen a setup like that!

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    jessyratfink

    4 weeks ago

    That's awesome! It looks great :D