Monday, April 6, 2015

"D" is for DIY Workshop: Vertical Planter

Let's get building for outdoors:

Today I'm sharing my version of the vertical planter we'll be building at The Home Depot DIY Workshop this Saturday, April 11th at 10am.  The workshop team and I will be demonstrating how to build a vertical planter and we want you to join us:

 I'll be at the New Rochelle Home Depot #1245:

The Home Depot
55 Weyman Avenue
New Rochelle, NY  10805

This DIY Workshop is being held throughout the country at many Home Depot store locations.  Click here and enter your zip code or city and state to find a workshop location.

The vertical planter for the workshop was designed by Ben Uyeda from Homemade Modern.  I made my own custom version to fit my space and I'm sharing the plans down below.

My version is self standing and requires no fence.  See my plans down below if you want to build your own.


4 – 2x10x8’ exterior grade boards
4 – 2x4x8’ exterior grade boards
9 – 1x4x8’ cedar boards
3” exterior screws
1 ½” exterior screws

Cut List:

4 – 2x10 @ 48” (vertical supports)
16 – 2x4 @ 21” (planter bases)
36 – 1x4 @ 24” (planter sides)

Step 1: Attach planter bases in between vertical supports as per sketch using 3” countersunk screws.

Step 2: Attach side slats flush to base keeping ½” gap between slats.  Attach at both sides using 1 ½” countersunk screws.

Step 2 complete: With one side of slats complete now is a good time to install the hardware cloth across the bases and plastic lining.

Step 3:  Repeat the same process in Step 2 on the other side attaching the side slats keeping ½” gap between slats.  Attach at both sides using 1 ½” countersunk screws.

Be sure to follow along on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook #DIYWorkshop for real time details and sneak peeks!

I'm linking up to:

Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic

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  1. This turned out so well! I love that it's free standing!

  2. This looks like such an easy build! I plan on using it to add a little privacy to our patio.

  3. You totally rocked this -- and hello detailed plans and steps! #fistbump LOVE IT!