Build: diy star planter
Make these diy planters with a lonestar pattern.
I made two of these planters by repurposing old shelves from the wall cabinets I took down in the kitchen.
They provide a great filler for some bare spots in the landscaping as well as visual interest.
How to make a star planter:
Step 1: Cut side panels (3/4″ plywood @ 11.5″ x 11.5″) and use your Kreg jig to make pocket holes on 2 sides.
Step 2: Rip 1/4″ plywood into 4″ wide strips. I used my Rockwell BladeRunner here.
Step 3: Mark the 4″ strip at the middle and dog ear the ends 45 degree angles.
Mark the remaining lines to make one quarter of the lonestar pattern.
Step 4: Jigsaw the shape.
Step 5: Glue and finish nail the 4 star pieces onto the front side.
Step 6: Attach 2 – 2×2 furring legs at 13.5″ long to each side (flush to back).
Repeat process for other set of legs.
Step 7: Attach other 2 side pieces to one side/leg piece.
Repeat process for other side/leg piece.
Step 8: Countersink, glue and screw bottom trim (1×2 @ 11.5″l) flush to legs at front.
Step 9: Cut top trim (1×2 @ 15″ both ends 45 miter not parallel).
Glue and secure with finish nails flush to interior side panels.
Step 10: Add cross supports to hold plant container, depth will vary based on pot, secure from underneath using pocketholes.
To finish I sprayed the red portions with copper spray paint to dull the red.
Our Pinteresting Family says
Absolutely beautiful. I love them, and the picture of the finished product with your home in the background is just perfect.
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Feral Turtle says
These are awesome! A fantastic design and a beautiful finish!
Yvonne Urra-Bazain says
These planters turned out great! 🙂 Love that you added the lonestar pattern too; reminds me of quilting.