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This plant holder with a very clean design will make your plants look taller and give them a Scandinavian touch.

A pallet plant door

Necessary material

  • 8 pallet boards measuring 80 x 7,5 x 1,5cm
  • 1 pallet board measuring 60 x 7.5 x 1.5cm
  • 4 pins of 6mm diameter
  • 2 chair squares 30 mm long
  • satin clear lacquer

Manufacturing time: 2 days
Cost: 10 euros
Difficulty : difficult

Plan of this realization:

Plan to make a plant door


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Cutting and preparation of elements

  • Cut out four boards measuring 30 x 3 x 1.5 cm (in blue).
  • Plan all planks, then sand them with 50 grit sandpaper.
Advice: when assembling, firmly drive the screw heads into the wood. For this, pre-drill with a wood drill 3 mm in diameterthen make a pre-hole of a few millimeters with a wood drill bit 8 mm in diameter.

Manufacture of the feet of the plant carrier

Diagram to make the feet of the door plant

  • The plant holder has 4 feet A, B, C and D, themselves composed of two elements A 'and A' 'for A; B 'and B' 'for B; C 'and C' 'for C; D 'and D' for D. (See diagram 1)

Manufacture feet in pallets

  • To make foot A, lift up and transfer the pattern of the foot onto a board measuring 80 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm (in red), placing it on the board as shown in diagram 2.

Screw the pallet boards

  • Screw a second board measuring 80 x 7.5 x 1.5 cm (in red) under the first, leaving the drawing visible.
  • Place three screws inside the drawing of the foot, up, down and in the middle.

Manufacture of the feet of the plant gate

  • Cut both planks at the same time, following the path with a jigsaw equipped with a coping blade.
  • Then unscrew the two parts of foot A and name them A 'and A' '.
  • Then trace on the inside of each foot, that is to say on the faces that will be glued against each other, the location of the cut-outs. (See foot pattern and diagram 2)

Manufacture of the feet of the plant carrier

  • Perform the cut-out on A 'and A' 'with a circular saw by adjusting the depth of cut to have a cut of 0.75 cm deep.
  • Make parallel cuts and remove the surplus with a chisel.
  • Make four identical feet (A, B, C and D).

Fabrication of sleepers

Manufacture of sleepers of the plant carrier

  • The plant carrier comprises two crosspieces E and F, themselves composed of two elements E 'and E' 'for E and F' and F '' for F. (See diagram 1)
  • Cut the four boards measuring 30 x 3 x 1.5 cm (blue) as shown in diagram 3.

Fabrication of a sleeper

Plan of the feet of the plant holder

advice: make the cut-outs on each side by adjusting them, knowing that:

  • the feet A 'and C' will be assembled with the crossbar E ';
  • feet A '' and C '' will be assembled with crossbar E '';
  • the feet B 'and D' will be assembled with the crossbar F ';
  • feet B '' and D '' will be assembled with transom F ''

Assembly

Assemble the elements of the plant carrier

  • Assemble the elements A ', A' ', B', B '', C ', C' ', D' and D '' 2 to 2 to form feet A, B, C and D respectively by gluing and screwing.
  • Reuse the holes made at the beginning.

Assembling the feet of the plant holder

  • Assemble the elements E ', E' ', F' and F '' 2 to 2 to form respectively the rails E and F by gluing and screwing.

Stick and hold the feet of the plant holder

  • Then assemble the feet A and C with the crossbar E, then the feet B and D with the crossbar F by gluing them.

Cut out the ends of sleepers that protrude

  • To consolidate the assembly, pierce the feet and cross members from one end with a 6 mm diameter drill bit, then push the pins so that they protrude 5 mm from each side of the foot.
  • Cut out the part of the trunnion that protrudes with a hand saw.
  • Finally, cut the part of the sleepers that protrude from the feet with a jigsaw equipped with a scroll blade.

Finishes for the plant holder

Assembly of the entire plant carrier

  • Cap the holes with wood paste, then sand with 80 grit sandpaper then 120 grit.
  • Pass two coats of varnish.
  • Fit the cross members of the two elements at the cut-outs, then screw them with two screws, checking that they are perpendicular.
  • To consolidate the assembly, screw the two chair squares to the sleepers by positioning them in the opposite right angles.
  • Pass two coats of varnish.
  • This plant holder is intended to receive pots whose base is 18 cm in diameter.

This creation comes from the book Scandinavian style pallets from Beatrice d'Asciano to Rustica editions.

Cover of the book Palettes reclaimed Scandinavian style


Video Instruction: Building a pallet planter