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Vertical Multi-Pot Planter

 

What you will need:

  • Safety gloves & glasses
  • Polystyrene board (1.2m x 1.2m)
  • Roofing square
  • Jigsaw
  • Angle grinder
  • PVC pipe (110mm)
  • Pencil
  • Bucket
  • Steel trowel
  • Block brush
  • Straight edge
  • X2 buckets of riversand
  • X1 bucket of stone
  • X1 bucket of cement
  • Water

What to do:

 To make the smaller sides without holes

  1. Use a roofing square to draw a rectangular (500 x850 mm) on the polystyrene board. Then using a serrated knife and jigsaw to cut the shape out of the poly board. (you will need 2 of these)
  2. Mix 2 buckets of riversand, 1 bucket of stone and 1 bucket of cement with enough water to form a runny mixture.
  3. Pour in the mixed concrete into the polystyrene moulds; spread the mixture using the trowel. Fill the cavity up to the top, use a straight edge to level the top and smooth it down with a steel trowel. To finish it off – use a block brush to create the rugged look. Leave it to dry for a period of 5 days

To make the sides with the holes: (you will need 2 of those)

  1. Use a roofing square to draw a rectangular (500 x950 mm) on the polystyrene board. Then using a serrated knife and jigsaw-cut the shape out of the board. (you will need 2 of these)
  2. Add the desired number PVC pipes pieces cut at a 30 degree angle- making sure that they are not too close to the edges
  3. Mix 2 buckets of riversand, 1 bucket of stone and 1 bucket of cement with enough water to form a runny mixture.
  4. Pour in the concrete making sure that you keep the pvc pipe holes empty. Once you have filled the cavity up to the top use trowel to level it up.
  5. Then use the block brush to finish the top and leave it to dry for 5 days.
  6. Remove the dried concrete panels from the polystyrene mould and assemble the planter by putting all the sides to form a rectangle making sure all sides fit flush together.

DIY Video

 

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