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Space–saving plant stack

Create this simple planter using fence palings and get growing quicksmart.

Build a stackable planter

As seen in kiwigardener

You will need:

  • Approximately 4.8m of treated fence palings
  • 65mm self-embedding exterior screws
  • Battery-operated screwdriver
  • Paint stirrer
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil

Top tip: Using self-embedding screws will eliminate the need to drill pilot holes first.

Handy hint: Make this project even simpler by getting your local timber supplier to pre–cut the fence palings to size.

Get the look: Mark painted the background glasshouse woodwork with Resene Lustacryl tinted to Resene Half Alabaster.

How to build a stackable planter

Step 1 Step one
Measure, mark and cut the fence palings into 16 x 300mm lengths.
Step 2 Step two
Assemble the pieces into four square frames, as shown, fixing at each corner with 65mm screws.
Step 3 Step three
Stack the four frames into the configuration, as shown, fixing together with 65mm screws.
Step 4 Step four
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 5 Step five
Carefully stir the resene quick dry.
Step 6 Step six
Apply one coat of resene quick dry to all surfaces of the planter and allow to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Carefully stir the resene lumbersider tinted to resene Paddock.
Step 8 Step eight
Apply two coats of resene lumbersider tinted to resene Paddock to all surfaces of the planter, allowing two hours for each coat to dry

To finish it off:  Fill each section of the planter with good quality potting mix and plant up with vegetable seedlings, herbs, bulbs or even potted colour.

Words and photos by Mark Rayner

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