Project Guide

How to Make a Planter Wall

1
MEASURE AND CUT
measure and cut
  • Cut the 2- x 8-inch x 8-foot lumber to the following lengths: (2) at 64-inches and (2) at 35-inches.
  • Cut the 5/8- x 5-1/2-inch x 6-foot wood fence pickets into the following pieces: (11) at 38-inches.
2
MARK AND DRILL
mark and drill
  • Mark two rows ¾-inch in from each edge of the two (64-inch) 2- x 8- x 64-inch lumber pieces as follows: 4-inch / 12-inch / 20-inch / 28-inch / 36-inch / 44-inch / 52-inch / 60-inch
  • Drill holes with a ¼-inch drill bit at marks 1-inch deep


Tip: (tape drill bit at 1-inch to ensure you don’t drill too far).

3
MARK TWO ROWS AND DRILL
mark two rows and drill
  • Mark two rows ¾-inch in from edge of the two (35-inch) 2- x 8- x 35-inch lumber pieces as follows: 8-inch / 16-inch / 24-inch / 32-inch (from bottom to top) 
  • Drill holes with a ¼-inch drill bit at marks 1-inch deep.


Tip: (tape drill bit at 1-inch to ensure you don’t drill too far).*Tip: (tape drill bit at 1-inch to ensure you don’t drill too far).

4
STAIN OR PAINT
stain or paint
  • Stain or paint all lumber pieces.
  • Spray paint the steel rods if desired.
5
SCREW AND GLUE
glue
  • Screw and glue the 2- x 8- x 64-inch to the right side of the 2- x 8- x 35-inch board.
6
ASSEMBLE
assemble
  • Lay the assembled unit down on ground and insert the steel rod into the holes.
  • Line up left side 2- x 8- x 35-inch insert rod into holes – screw and glue to the bottom.
  • Line up top piece and insert rod into holes – screw and glue.
7
BACKING
wire
  • Screw and glue the ½-inch wood fence picket to the back of the square to strengthen the unit.


8
WIRE TOGETHER
screw and glue

Wire together where each rod intersects.

  • Wire the front and back panels together in four places, keeping them 5 ¾-inches apart.
9
HANGING
wire together
  • Hang the unit using brackets hidden on the back for clean look. You may also screw eye hooks into the top board and hang with a rope or chain.
10
ADD 14 POTS
add 14 pots
  • Add your 14 pots as shown
  • Plant herbs in each pot for your very own herb garden.