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A place for potted plants

Go vertical with this easy-to-build plant display stand – perfect for showing off your potted beauties.

You will need:

  • 50mm x 50mm treated timber (approx. 5.4m)
  • 20mm x 90mm treated timber (approx. 1.4m) – we used decking
  • Assortment of 25mm thick planks, and 20mm thick decking to create the boxes.
  • 50mm galvanised nails
  • 65mm exterior screws
  • Drill with 13mm drill bit
  • Hammer
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • PVA glue

To get the look: Mark painted the background shed wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Half Dutch White.

Handy hint: We used an assortment of reclaimed and leftover timber, including some untreated, in this project but for a more permanent structure, it would pay to use only appropriately treated timber.

As seen in kiwigardener

Step 1 Step one
Measure, mark and cut the 50mm x 50mm timber into three 1800mm lengths. Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 2 Step two
Measure, mark and cut the 20mm x 90mm timber into two 700mm lengths. Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 3 Step three
Attach the three 50mm x 50mm lengths of timber together at the top and bottom using the two 20mm x 100mm lengths of timber. Use a set square to ensure they are at 90 degrees, fixing with PVA glue and 50mm nails.
Step 4 Step four
Measure, mark and cut five pieces of 25mm thick timber into the following sizes: 420mm x 200mm (x 2), 195mm x 200mm (x 2) and 195mm x 370mm. Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 5 Step five
Assemble these pieces to form a rectangular box, as shown, fixing together with PVA glue and 50mm nails.
Step 6 Step six
Measure, mark and cut five pieces of 25mm thick timber into the following sizes: 155mm x 180mm (x 3) and 155mm x 130mm (x 2). Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 7 Step seven
Assemble these pieces to form a rectangular box, as shown, fixing together with PVA glue and 50mm nails.
Step 8 Step eight
Measure, mark and cut five pieces of 25mm thick timber into the following sizes: 640mm x 200mm (x 3) and 250mm x 200mm (x 2). Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 9 Step nine
Assemble these pieces to form a rectangular box, as shown, fixing together with PVA glue and nails.
Step 10 Step ten
Measure, mark and cut five pieces of 25mm timber into the following sizes: 200mm x 770mm (x 2), 175mm x 150mm (x 2) and 150mm x 770mm. Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 11 Step eleven
Assemble these pieces to form a rectangular box, as shown, fixing together with PVA glue and nails.
Step 12 Step twelve
Measure, mark and cut five pieces of 20mm timber into the following sizes: 370mm x 90mm (x 3) and 90mm x 70mm (x 2). Smooth rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 13 Step thirteen
Assemble these pieces to form a rectangular box, as shown, fixing together with PVA glue and nails.
Step 14 Step fourteen
Drill 13mm drainage holes in the bottom of each box, as shown.
Step 15 Step fifteen
Fix the boxes to the back support frame using 65mm screws (drilled at an angle through the back of each box). Ensure they are fairly evenly spaced and use the set square to ensure they’re level.
Step 16Step sixteen
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the plant display stand and allow to dry.
Step 17Step seventeen
Apply two coats of Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Clover to the plant display stand, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 10Planter box closeup
Step 11 Detail of horizontal planter box
 

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