DIY Summer Herb Garden
Hello, lovelies! Each year we have a herb garden for our summer cooking, and it is just about the most usefully wonderful thing we have ever done! Last year, however, we had it on our back steps, and all the mangy cats that we have running around (we don’t know why they stick around, it must have something to do with the fact that we feed them. Ugh…) kept knocking them off the steps and breaking them. So this year something different was in order. Here’s a quick and easy (if you can run a driver) tutorial on our free standing herb garden.
Start with two salvaged screens that are the same size. Use a driver and screws to put two hinges in the top of the screens, attaching them together.
When you decide where you want the shelf to sit, open the screens to the width you want them to be, cut two brace pieces to the right length, and screw them in on either side.
Once that is done, measure across the front and sides of the screen to see how long your shelf boards are going to need to be. I had to cut two boards that were four feet long and two boards that were one and a half feet long. Then screw them together with something sturdy as shown. We used plywood.
Then use sturdy wire to hang your pots. Bend the wire into the shape of the pots, thread it through the screen, and twist the two ends together in the back to secure the to the screen.
Then set whatever other sized pots you have on the shelf!
- Salvaged Wood (An old Barn)
- Screws (Ace)
- Plywood (Scrap Pieces from Garage)
- 2x2 Wood Boards (Ace)
- Two window screens that are the same size (Dug them out of our garage)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published July 17th, 2016 8:17 AM
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