Mark
Mark
  • Hometalker
  • Mount Airy, MD

Hanging Basket Column

2 Materials
$20
1 Day
Easy

This project is an expansion from my first project on Hometalk (Pallet Planter Box) posted 2+ years ago. The pallet planters are holding up great but the finish was looking dull after a couple of years in the sun. I decided to refinish them with a darker walnut stain (vs. original red oak). At the same time, I thought it would be a good time to upgrade the planters.
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To provide flowers for the deck, my wife had been talking about a hanging basket column that could be placed in the ground or in pots.
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We found something we liked in a catalog; but to me, the price of $86 per column seemed pretty high for something so simple.
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So, I created this very simple project from 4x4 lumber, end caps, base plates and hangers.
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I made it a little more complicated by cutting down the 4x4s to match the decorative end cap dimensions but that isn't really necessary.
hanging basket column, container gardening, gardening, pallet
We are very happy with the results and the cost; it was less than $20/post to make. Now we have hanging baskets and the planters to provide seasonal flowers
Build Instructions:

Suggested materials:

  • Pallets
  • 4x4

To see more: http://www.instructables.com/id/Hanging-Basket-Column/

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