Reclaimed Wood Planter

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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.

DIY home decor using reclaimed wood

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Suggested materials:
  • Reclaimed wood board
  • Wooden bowl
  • Wood glue
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  • Beth 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 Dennis Dixon on Aug 28, 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 Sande on Jul 10, 2020

    Brilliant 👏👏👏👏👏

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  • Frances Frances on Jul 06, 2021

    Neat idea and lovely possibility; just need to make a foil or plastic wrap basin for the plants.....

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Jul 10, 2021

    This is such a cute idea. Great for a blank wall in the kitchen. For those that are skeptical about water damaging the wood, you could probably coat the inside with a sealant such as what one would use on a foundation wall or use faux plants and not have to worry about watering them. LOVE THIS IDEA.