This simple outdoor shelving unit can be made in a matter of hours, and makes an ideal display stand for smaller-growing plants.
You will need
- 3 x 1.2m fence palings
- 6 x concrete blocks
- Electric sander or coarse sandpaper
- Paint stirrers
Handy hint: For added security (and permanence) attach the shelves to the concrete blocks with exterior construction glue.
To get the look: Mark painted the background stucco wall with Resene AquaShield tinted to Resene Pearl Lusta.
Here's another idea: To accommodate taller potted plants, use larger concrete blocks.
How to build plant shelves
Sand the fence palings to smooth any rough areas, and then brush off any sanding residue with a hand brush.
Carefully stir the Resene Quick Dry.
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to each of the fence palings and allow to dry.
Carefully stir the Resene Concrete Primer.
Apply one coat of Resene Concrete Primer to each of the concrete blocks and allow to dry.
Carefully stir the Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Permanent Green.
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Permanent Green to each of the concrete blocks, allowing two hours to dry.
Apply two coats of Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Permanent Green to each of the fence palings, allowing two hours to dry, and then simply stack the fence palings on to the blocks to form the shelves.