Image Credit: B&Q via YouTube
Running out of spaces for all of your plants and flowers? Why don’t you try making a ladder planter with this video tutorial by B&Q on YouTube! This woodworking project is very easy to do with its simple step-by-step instructions. This is also a great craft idea that can keep you busy on the weekend.
Measure the legs to your desired height, then mark and cut them out with a handsaw, and make 2 for the legs. Next, mark the top and bottom of each leg with a 15° angle, cut the angles out, then sand the edges. Mark the centers of the top of the legs, then mark the right angles down from the top and then cut those angles out. To make the brackets, mark 15° angles along the length of the timber to the depth of your shelves, then make cuts to create the brackets. Make two brackets for each self. Cut the shelves to your desired width, measure and mark how much overhang you would like on your shelves, then cut out corner notches from each self, and use a spacer to plan your shelves equally.
Now, drill pilot holes for your brackets, position the brackets and make sure the angle is sloping in the same direction as the legs. Screw the brackets in place, then flip the legs over and mark your wall bracket. Drill your pilot holes and screw brackets in place. To make your bottom shelf wider use an additional piece of timber, then drill pilot holes in your shelves, and screw your shelves in place. Place the ladder planter into position, then mark the bracket holes, and drill fixing holes. Insert wall plugs, then secure the ladder planter to the wall, and start styling the ladder with plants.
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