Project Guide

How to Make a Plant Hanger

1
CUT THE LUMBER

Mark and carefully cut the 1 x 6-inch board into two 31-inch pieces, using a miter or circular saw.

2
DRILL THE HOLES
  • Mark centers of the 4-inch holes and drill  
  • Draw a line straight down the center of one of the boards. It should be about 2 ¾-inches from the edges.  
  • Make a mark on the line 5 inches from the end of the board, then at 12, 19, and 26 inches.  
  • Using the four marks you made on each board, drill four 4-inch holes in each board.  
  • Measure in 1 inch from each corner edge and side. Use these marks to drill four 5⁄16-inch holes in each board.  

Safety: Make sure to work off the edge of your work surface to avoid damaging it. Clamp the board down tightly to the workbench.

3
PREPARE THE BOARDS

If desired, paint or stain your boards. Allow them to dry according to manufacturer’s instructions.

4
ADD THE ROPE
  • Cut the 16-foot rope in half.  
  • Run each one down, under, and up each end of the bottom board, making sure to keep the board exactly centered.  
  • Measure and make a mark 12 to 14 inches up each side of the ropes and tie a knot.  
  • Now you can slide the top board down the ropes to rest on the knots, and tie the ends together.
5
HANG THE GARDEN
  • Find a suitable spot for your garden, and screw in the J hooks. Set them 29 inches apart into a solid beam or overhang.  
  • Fill the pots with potting soil and your choice of herbs or veggies. Then pop the pots into the holes and you’re done.