Plywood Flower Pot
This picket flower pot is straightforward to make and requires only some primary instruments.
Begin by taking your sheet of plywood and slicing it into squares. There’s a number of methods of doing this. I created a 100m dice, preserve that in thoughts when selecting the thickness of your plywood. I calculated that I would want 10 layers of 10mm plywood.
Subsequent, discover the centre level of every sq.. This may be performed by marking each diagonals and the place they intersect is the centre.
Minimize a gap into the sq. utilizing a gap noticed. Take into account that you need round 10mm of wall thickness a minimum of. Something much less and there will not be very a lot floor for the glue to work on. With that in thoughts the opening noticed that I used had a diameter of 79mm.
After all of the squares have been lower sand off any tough edges to verify the glue has good contact later.
Any wooden glue will work for this, be certain to coat every floor completely.
Use a pace sq. to line all of the glued plywood squares up and when you’re joyful clamp them collectively. You may need to use a heavy object on high of the plywood, or you probably have clamps you should utilize these.
After the glue dries sand the field flush. Relying how shut you bought with the glue will decide how a lot sanding you must do. This step will be sped up utilizing a belt sander.
Drill three holes within the backside of the field. Make these holes utilizing a 10mm bit or greater. These will change into the drainage holes however we would like them barely oversize. This’ll make sense in a second.
Combine up some epoxy. I used 2 half epoxy as a result of it is comparatively low cost and simple to seek out.
Add some painters tape to the underside of the field in order that the epoxy would not run via.
Unfold the epoxy round contained in the pot. You have to cowl EVERYWHERE with the epoxy or the moist soil will finally break down the glue be a part of.
I utilized 2 coats of epoxy, letting every one dry in a single day. This may’ve been extreme however I wished to verify all the pieces was lined.
After the epoxy dries drill a small gap via the drainage holes. Right here you may see the rationale for making the primary gap oversize; now while you drill via the epoxy the within of the drainage gap can be lined in epoxy. Which means that no water will probably be absorbed into the plywood.
You may as well see the foot that I made for the pot. That is non-compulsory and in hindsight I form of want I hadn’t added it, it would not praise the general look.
Now you may sand the complete piece. I ended at 180 grit.
All that is left is so as to add some form of end to the surface (I used boiled linseed oil) and you then’re able to get planting.