Introduction: DIY Succulent Planter
- Plywood scraps
- Mine were approximately 120x90x16 mm...
- Table saw/mitre saw/band saw
- Some kind of sander
Step 1: Glue the Pieces Together
Firstly, we need to make a bigger block out of the plywood scraps.
Put enough wood glue on to nicely cover the mating surfaces, clamp the pieces together and let it dry. I ended up with a piece that is approximately 120x90x90 mm.
Step 2: Cut the Rough Shape
The piece we are working with is fairly small, therefore, at times your hands might be too close to the saw blade. I would recommend clamping the workpiece down instead of holding it with your hand and definitely use a push stick.
Step 3: Drilling the Hole
This succulent planter will hold a ⌀ 49 mm plant pot, so we are drilling a hole in the centre with a 50 mm Forstner bit 40 mm deep. Even though you might be able to do it with a cordless drill, a drill press is the best tool for the job. The workpiece needs to be adequately secured eider way, definitely use two clamps or vice with soft jaws.
Step 4: Sanding It Smooth
Step 5: Applying the Finnish
The last step is to apply the finish. You can basically use anything you have got on hand. I applied linseed oil because in my opinion it gives a nice contrast to the lines and makes it look great. Arguably, varnish or spray lacquer would protect the planter from moisture better. However, as you don't really need to water these plants a lot anyway, this should not be a problem.
Step 6: Making Plant Pots
I decided to 3D print the plant pots out of PLA. It is just a hollow cylinder with an outer diameter of 49 mm and 40 height. I printed at 225 °C on the nozzle which is quite hot for PLA, this should ensure that the pots are watertight.
Step 7: We Are DONE
There we go! We have taken something that was a piece of trash and made something useful out of it. A lovely succulent planter that lights up any space you put it in.
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