Easy & Amazing DIY Modern Plant Wall
- 1×4 hemlock lumber (We used hemlock because we loved the modern feel, but you could use cedar or another wood for your area)
- 4 X 5/4 cedar (For upright posts) (you could use 2×4’s) (There has been some confusion about this measurement... It it 4 inch wide, 5/4 (1 1/4 Inch) deep lumber.)
- Black drywall screws (The folks at Home Depot recommended some coated ones they say won’t rust!)
- Landscape construction adhesive (We used Liquid Nails heavy duty)
- Ikea storage containers (from kitchen storage), different sizes – Smallest ones are called “SUNNERSTA” and are only .79! Medium and large size are a mystery as to the name, but there is a photo of the label below with the number so you can find it. They ranged from 4-7 bucks, and all of these containers had built in “hooks” for hanging on a kitchen bar system. There are likely a range of these kinds of containers that would work.
- “Plasti Dip” rubberized spray paint from dipyourcar.com believe it or not!
- Wood penetrating oil and stain (We used PPG Timeless in Cedar, make sure you use one for exterior use!)
- Power saw
Danielle on May 27, 2021
I cannot wait to do this on the huge expanse of stucco’d wall behind my pool. What an ingenious idea, you guys!!👍🏼
There isn’t enough room to plant anything back there, so using these buckets, will be just perfect for adding much needed greenery to my walls. Living in the southwest, wood gets destroyed pretty fast when left to the elements, so I’m thinking about using TREX fabricated lumber. No sanding or sealing, and it always looks new. I’ve not used it before, but man, I LOVE this look!! Job well done!!🎉