DIY Build for Outdoor Vertical Garden Pots

20 Materials
1 Day

Looking to add more character to your backyard or curb appeal to your front yard? Build a wall for vertical garden pots! This easy woodworking project turns out SO good!

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Step 1: Cut wood. Cut wood down to size according to the cut list with a miter saw.

Step 2: Drill pocket holes. Drill pocket holes on the end of each slat (2 on each end). On one top slat and one bottom slat drill 5 pocket holes horizontally to screw into the top and bottom frame.

Step 3: Assemble outdoor plant wall. Assemble outdoor plant wall. Start by attaching all slats to one of the side pieces of the frame spacing them evenly with 1/4" space in between each slat. Next, add the top and bottom of the frame and lastly add the other side piece of the frame. On the mitered corners of the frame, add two screws through each outside corner (4 total screws in each corner).

Step 4: Sand. Sand entire structure lightly with orbital sander starting with 80 grit sandpaper on any uneven pieces (we had some due to warping) and working up to 150 grit sand paper.

Step 5: Prime. Roll on primer onto entire structure.

Step 6: Paint. Paint entire structure with exterior paint. We used a paint sprayer, which made it easy to get into the cracks and corners.

Step 7: Add Planter Hooks. Mark spaces for 9 planters so they are evenly spaced on your plant wall and attach the planter pot hooks.

Step 8: Plant Succulents. Plant your succulents in terra cotta planters with cactus soil, Perlite and succulent rock mix to provide adequate drainage.

Step 9: Hang plant wall. Hang plant wall on your wall. Our exterior is brick, so we drilled two angled holes at the correct height and added steel rods and secured with 100% silicone. The plant wall hangs directly onto the steel rods.

SOOOO good, right? I told you !

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  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Jul 06, 2020

    What a beautiful planter you have created. Definitely something that could be used inside as well as outside. A great way to have some nice fresh herbs and/or some hanging ivy and flowers for added color. Great Job.

  • Jillian Rueter Jillian Rueter on Jul 07, 2020

    Love the look. I'm going to try to create something similar.