Positioning plants along a wall in a small area allows for floor space while adding color.
Step 1: Cut the Parts
Step 2: Assemble the Frame
Step 3: Mark up the Shelf
Step 4: Make the Cutouts
Step 5: Finish the Shelf
Written by Darryl Chapman
From 2 1/2" x 3/4" pine cut two 8"
long side rails and a 44 1/2" long
back rail. From 5 1/2" x 3/4" pine
cut two 44 1/2" long shelves.
Use a jigsaw to make the holes
then secure the parts with exterior
grade adhesive and 1 1/2" x 1/4"
galvanized wood screws.
Mark 1 1/2" decorative cutouts at
the base corners of the back rail and
cutting with a jigsaw. Position the
side rails on the back rail 1 1/2" from
the ends, position the bracket, drill
and countersink pilot holes then
secure with adhesive and screws.
Position the shelves together to mark the
outline of the frame then center the
pots evenly to mark around the rims,
removing them to mark a cutting
line 1/2" around the inside.
a jigsaw with a scroll blade then
position the shelves on the frame,
drilling countersunk pilot holes
to secure with three screws each
end. Sand and paint then install
the shelf with 2 1/2" screws
through the rails into wall studs.
Sand the shelf smooth using
180 grit-abrasive paper then apply
two coats of exterior acrylic paint.
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