Simple Succulent Planter

Andrea Arzensek
by Andrea Arzensek
2 Materials
1 Hour
I made these simple yet nice looking 4 piece set succulent planter for outdoors.
You will need a plate under if you'd like to place them on the table indoors.
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Andrea's Workshop:
Glue, mark and cut to size.
I glued 3 pieces (2.5cm thick) of red cedar together and cut it to length. 
The base measures 7.5 x 7.5 cm.
The lengths are: 12, 15, 17, and 21 cm.

(these cedar pieces were cutoffs of the table legs)
Drilling the holes:
Mark the center for the hole.
Clamp the piece before glueing. I don't have a bench vice so I clamp two blocks on sides to prevent spinning.
Drill 2'' hole for the plant on top and from the bottom drill 3/8 hole for the drainage.
Hold the drill very firmly.
If you have drill press this will be much easier job.
Sand with 120 and 220 sandpaper. Since there is no much sanding you can do this by hand.
With a plane smooth the edges (or with sandpaper).
Apply few coats of exterior finish of your choice. I also applied beeswax for a final coat.
Plant some succulents or flowers inside, place them in the garden/table and enjoy.
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Suggested materials:
  • Cedar   (Lumber Yard)
  • Drill & Bits   (Homecenter)
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  • Mcgypsy9 Mcgypsy9 on Jul 13, 2017
    Made some of these a few years back for a gift. I used mine for candles. They loved them! You did a beautiful job!

  • Brenda Brenda on Jul 13, 2017
    Nice. Wood and succulents are hot right now. You are trending!