Chic Plywood Planter With Hairpin Legs

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Today I'm sharing a neat project I made to help house some of my growing large plant collection. I actually made this out of the leftover plywood I used to make my DIY cat house side table, too! So, it's a win. I love using up every bit of scrap wood from projects. This project took about a half sheet of plywood—a hair more.

I used PureBond plywood for this project, too. I've seen a lot of bloggers using it, so I went to my Home Depot to check it out. It really is beautiful and I think worth it for the extra cost if you're planning to either keep it unfinished or stain it.

First I cut all five pieces: the four sides and a bottom. I based my measurements around the size of a Home Depot 12" Homer bucket. The exact measurements are in the original blog post linked at the bottom of this post!

I used my KregJig (which I love) to drill pocket holes in two of the side pieces and the bottom piece.

Then I attached all four sides to one another, and to the base. I needed a shorter-than-normal pocket hole (or square) bit to reach some of the pocket holes on the inside. I also used wood glue to reinforce. Then I attached hairpin legs (not pictured below, pictured later).

For the actual planter part, I used a Home Depot Homer bucket with the top spray painted black to blend in (I also painted the inside of the plywood black!).

Then I drilled drainage holes in the bottom of the bucket, planted my plant, and set it into a plastic drainage saucer in the plywood box...and viola!

Isn't is lovely? I think it looks really chic in the corner of our basement, which we've been working on perking up for a few months now. I ended up staining this using a natural stain and a matte finish. You can see all of the details, more pictures, and a video at the linked original post next to my picture below!

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By Brittany Goldwyn
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