Mark Rayner demonstrates how to create heavenly herb planter shelves from a few concrete blocks and a couple of fence palings – the perfect project for a sunny spring weekend.
You will need: Two 1.8m fence palings, two 190mm half concrete blocks, four 140mm plain end standard blocks, drill with 10mm drill bit, paintbrushes, paint stirrer, pencil, coarse sandpaper, saw, tape measure, terracotta pots, good quality potting mix and assorted herbs, Resene Concrete primer, Resene Lumbersider tinted to a Resene Triple Canterbury Clay, Resene Terracotta Sealer, Resene Waterborne Woodsman penetrating oil stain tinted to Resene Uluru.
To get the look: Mark painted the decking with Resene Waterborne Sidewalk flooring and paving paint tinted to Resene Canterbury Clay and the background wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Half Canterbury Clay.
Apply one coat of Resene Waterborne Woodsman in Resene Uluru, to three of the fence palings. Allow 24 hours to dry and then apply a second coat.
Place two of the 140mm plain end standard blocks in position and lay two of the fence palings across the block to create the first shelf. Place the other two 140mm blocks on top and lay the third piece of fence paling across these to create the second shelf. Place the two 190mm half blocks at either end of the second shelf.
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