Reclaimed Wood Planter

Sometimes a unique kitchen catch all can be quite the farmhouse style with next to nothing for cost! Since I last posted this design, I was asked to give a tutorial. In doing so this time, I'm using reclaimed wood and not an actual cutting board. (Although one can be used!)
I started with a piece of wood from an old bookshelf I carted around for about 30 years. I traced a cutting board onto it. Slightly larger to accommodate the bowl I was attaching to it. Then cut the board with my band saw.
Then took a wooden bowl and cut it exactly in half with the chop saw.
By tracing the outline of the bowl halves in place, I could then mark for drill holes where I could attach them with wood screws from the back of the board.
Then, drilled the holes for the bowl parts, and for the handle for hanging.
I stained the reclaimed wood and attached the bowl halves with screws.
That's it! Ready to hang and use!
Great for kitchen gadgets or keys or succulents!
It's a cute planter.

Suggested materials:

  • Reclaimed wood board
  • Wooden bowl
  • Wood glue
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3 of 4 questions
  • Beth
    on May 24, 2016

    I love this idea but I wonder how the wood is going to hold up if it gets wet with watering the plants ??? . I have some succulents I would like to use for this awesome project.

  • Dennis Dixon
    on Aug 29, 2018

    I like the idea of reusing the cutting board as a plantar as shown but I am wondering how to water proof the joint where the half-bowls are attached to keep water from leaking out when caring for the plants?

  • Sande
    on Jul 10, 2020

    Brilliant 👏👏👏👏👏

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  • Rick Smith
    on Jul 7, 2020

    This looks perfect for air plant!

  • Joanie
    on Jul 7, 2020

    Now!!!............ This is adorable!!! I would of never thought? So clever and pretty!! I love wood and turned me on!!

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