This might be my favorite Home Depot workshop project to date, y’all! Here’s the deal, we are given a project guide for the project that we will be teaching at the DIY Workshop. Then, we build the project at home with our own spin! You can see my vertical planter and grill cart here. Well, I got a little carried away with this one! It is still a hanging planter, but it looks a
little lot different than the original! That’s one of the things that is so fun about learning to use power tools and building stuff, you can put your own spin on any project!
You can see the original hanging planter idea in the picture below. This is the planter we will be teaching you how to build at the DIY workshop on Saturday. RSVP to a DIY workshop near you!
Here’s what you need to build a 18 inch x 18 inch hanging cube planter:
- (6) 1×1 inch square dowels (‘el (comes in 3’ sticks)
- (1) 1/4 inch round dowel (comes in 3′ sticks)
- 16 1in stainless steel corner brackets
- wood glue
- 1/16 inch braided steel rope
- 2 clamp sets (Thimble and clamps for a 1/16″ wire rope
- Drill bit that is slightly bigger than your dowel (I used a 17/64 bit)
- Drill bit that is slightly bigger than 1/16th (I used 3/32 bit)
- Right angle square
Now you’ve got all of your supplies, it’s time to start building! First, you need to cut your 1″ dowels into these pieces:
- (4) 18″ sticks
- (8) 16″ sticks
You are going to start by building a square. You will need (2) 18″ sticks and (2) 16″ sticks. We used a round dowel to join the right angle of the square dowels. To make a dowel joint, first clamp down the two pieces of wood you are joining and make certain they are square with a right angle square. Then, cut a circle dowel a little smaller than the length of your drill bit. Our dowels are 2 1/4″ long. Then, use that drill bit to drill a hole for the dowel as shown below. Make sure you clear the saw dust by by moving the drill bit in and out during the drilling process. This will make sure that saw dust is not clogging the hole when you glue the dowel.
To insert the dowel, stick the 2 1/4″ dowel into the bottle of wood glue. It is very important to wipe of ass much access glue as possible before putting the dowel into the wood.
Then, insert the dowel into the hole you just drilled and tap it in with a hammer. Wipe up the access glue with a rag.
Repeat this process with all 4 angles of the square. Then, build one more square exactly like the one you just built! Now you will use the last 4 remaining 16″ pieces to attach the 2 squares together with the corner braces. The only thing tricky about this is making sure that everything lines up nicely. You will need 4 braces per stick for a total of 16 braces.
After the cube assembled, the last step is to make it a hanging planter! To do this, drill a diagonal hole in one of the corners and insert the steel rope. Then attach the clamp set and your planter is ready to hang a plant. The last step is to attach another clamp set to the top of the cube and hang the cube!
And a few more pictures of the hanging cube! I really feel like we need about 4 more hanging all over the backyard. How awesome would that be?!
And here is one from farther away, we’re working on the whole getting grass thing!
And a close up:
And one more, just because:
Don’t forget to register to attend this DIY Workshop and learn how to build a hanging planter. Can’t wait to hang out in College Station, TX!
Where: 1615 University Dr East
College Station, TX Store # 6559
When: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am
High five to building things and meeting YOU in person!
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