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!)
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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.
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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.
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I stained the reclaimed wood and attached the bowl halves with screws.
reclaimed wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
reclaimed wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
That's it! Ready to hang and use!
reclaimed wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
Great for kitchen gadgets or keys or succulents!
reclaimed wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
reclaimed wood planter, container gardening, crafts, gardening, repurposing upcycling
It's a cute planter.

Suggested materials:

  • Reclaimed wood board
  • Wooden bowl
  • Wood glue
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Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations

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3 questions
  • Kathleen Conery
    on May 24, 2016

    I'm thinking that the best place to put the screws would be lower in the bowl curve where it's thicker? I really, really like the look of this and am absolutely going to try it! Thanks for sharing!

  • 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?

    • Hi, and thank you! I just discovered "Flex" paint. It comes in spray cans or paint cans. It's a "rubber type" of paint, it's completely waterproof. I found it at Walmart. Hope that idea helps.

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