Introduction: Pot Made of Recycled PVC
Hi, this is a quick way to recycle a 4ft PVC pipe (leftover from a home repair), into a plant pot.
- A 4ft PVC pipe.
- 6 screws - 5/16in wide x 3/8in long
- 2 clamps 4 in, with double fixing point.
- 1 PVC cap - 4 in
- 1 Wood drill bit - 1/4 in
- 1 Jig saw.
- 1 Drill
- 1 Handsaw
- 4 anchors and screws - 1/4in.
- 1 Sheet of SandPaper
- 1 Level
Step 1: Mark and CUT
- We cut a piece of the electrical Tape, just for mark straight and about a Half of the pipe.
- Then we use the electrical tape to guide the Jig saw.
- The good news is that you can re-use the same piece of electrical tape to do the same on the other side.
- And just like that, we have the 2 halfs of the PVC pipe.
Step 2: CAPS
- We use a Handsaw to cut the caps in 2 halfs.
- Now, we have to use a little push to insert the screws.
- I didn´t use a PVC glue because i intended to leave a gap, so water could flow.
Step 3: Drainage
For drainage, we make a few holes in the bottom.
Now, we use the 1/4in drill bit. I recomend the wood drill bit, because of the sharp point, wich helps to hold it in place when we drill.
I used a "cap-meter", but you can make as much holes as you like.
Step 4: Mounting
Finally, we mount the first clamp to the wall.
Make a hole at a desired height, insert 1 anchor, present the clamp and fix it with 1 screw.
I recommed to use the level, mark the second fix point, to make sure it´s vertical.
Insert the PVC pipe, level it to make sure it´s Horizontal, and mark the other 2 fixing point of the other clamp.
Repeat it, with the other half.
Step 5: Filling With Soil.
Finally, we fill the plant pot with some soil.
I chose some cactus, because they don´t need to much care.
Step 6: Some More Advise...
I covered the soil with some white rocks; it reflects the sun (and the heat) to preserve the moist.
This advice improves the efficiency of design and aesthetics.
Hope you like it.