Mark Rayner creates a succulent planter that’s suitable as either a wall display or a table decoration.
You will need: 40mm jolt head galvanised nails, 19mm flat head galvanised nails, approx 3m of treated timber, such as picket or decking, 6mm treated plywood, chicken wire, hammer, mitre box, paintbrush, pencil, potting mix, exterior PVA glue, paint stirrer, Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Pickled Bluewood, sandpaper, saw, scissors, small galvanised staples, small succulents such as echeverias or small sedums, tape measure, tin snips or similar and weed mat.
Measure, mark and cut four pieces of picket to form a square box frame measuring 300mm x 300mm. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Assemble to form the box frame, fixing at each corner with PVA glue and jolt head galvanised nails.
Measure, mark and cut a piece of plywood to fit the back of the box frame. Sand any rough edges and fix to the frame with PVA glue and flat head galvanised nails.
Carefully assemble the four pieces of wood to form the front frame, fixing at each corner with jolt head nails and PVA glue. Allow glue to dry.
Measure, mark and cut a piece of weed mat to fit over the box frame, fixing along each edge with jolt head nails. Attach a piece of chicken wire over this with galvanised staples, as shown. Trim off any excess chicken wire.
Carefully stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman. Apply two coats to the wooden planter, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
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