Trying to find picture of Horizontal PVC planter posted last year.

+4
Answered
I believe it was posted sometime in the spring or early summer. The planter was made entirely of pvc pipe with holes cut out for plantings. The pipes were horizontal and tiered (3 or 4 pipes) and I believe the whole unit appeared to be triangle in shape. Its use was for lettuce and/or strawberries, if memory serves me correct. I have been looking at 100s of pictures on the internet and just can't seem to find this exact one. My husband and I love the design and would like one to incorporate into our hydroponics garden area. I appreciate any help anyone may give in finding this particular planter.
  5 answers
  • LouAnn Edel LouAnn Edel on Mar 03, 2014
    Thank you for the suggestion but this isn't the particular one that I was looking for. If I don't find it, I may have to go with one like this. The one I am looking for is made entirely from pvc, stand and all, and there are drilled out holes along the top...not completely cut away like this one. I think I am looking for a needle in a haystack but it's worth a try that someone will post the one I am searching for. Thanks again, Tina.
  • Valerie Valerie on Mar 10, 2014
    I saw something similar on television a quite ago. What she did was to take a wide piece of PVC pipe and drill holes into it (using a hole drill) for the plant openings. She added smaller holes across the bottom (for drainage), and painted the whole thing. It was mounted on a wooden stake, also through a hole in the pipe. She added two pieces of wood on either side, cut to the dimensions of the inner hole using a jig-saw, but a more convenient option would be to use the end-caps specifically made for PVC pipes. It could be that the post to which you are referring has been deleted.
    • See 1 previous
    • Valerie Valerie on Mar 11, 2014
      @LouAnn Edel It is an absolute pleasure! I look forward to seeing a picture of the finished project!
  • Valerie Valerie on Mar 10, 2014
    I have managed to find a link to the television program mentioned above: PVC PlanterBuild a hip elevated planter from PVC pipe! It's a great way to bring your plants up to eye level and give your garden more dimension. More in Decorating All About…PvcPlantsPlantersGardeningCraftingMore Topics Plumbing pipe never looked so good! PVC pipe is a crafter's friend: It's tough, cheap, weatherproof and easy to work with. B. Original host Michele Beschen puts this humble plumbing material to work in her yard with an elevated planter crafted from PVC. It's a great way to bring your plants up to eye level and give your garden more dimension.Scroll down to see how Michele Beschen turns leftover plumbing materials into something fun and original! Materials and Tools:4" diameter PVC pipe 1" diameter PVC pipe and fittings or galvanized steel pipe scrap wood chop saw or hand saw and miter box drill 3" hole bit 1" hole bit rubber mallet glue or silicone caulk sandpaper paint suitable for plastics Steps:1. Cut a 4" PVC pipe to 12½ inches long. Also cut a thin slice from the excess pipe; you'll be using this as a template later.2. Find the center of your PVC pipe and use the 3" hole bit to drill a hole at the center. Drill two additional 3" holes, lined up with the first hole and spaced evenly between it and the ends of the pipe.3. Turn the pipe over. Directly opposite the center hole, drill a 1" hole in the center of the pipe; your planter's post will go here. Switch to a smaller drill bit and drill two drainage holes, one on each side of the 1" hole. 4. Use the thin slice of 4" PVC as a template for your planter's end caps. Trace around the inside of the PVC slice onto scrap wood and cut out two circles of wood. Use a rubber mallet to tap them into the ends of the planter; secure with glue or silicone caulk.5. Attach your post. If you're using a PVC post, you can use standard PVC fittings to attach it to the planter. (You may need to use contact cement or PVC adhesive as well.) Michele Beschen used a threaded, galvanized steel pipe as her post. Since it was a tight fit to her hole, she simply threaded it onto the end of the pipe. If you do this, make sure you keep the planter level as you thread it onto the pipe.6. Now it's time to B. Original with some paint. Sand down the rough edges of your holes and prime your planter with a primer made for plastics before painting. Or, you could simply paint it with a spray paint suitable for plastics. Use other paint colors to dress it up, and you're ready for planting!
Your comment...