This step by step diy woodworking project is about tomato cage plans. If you want to learn more about building sturdy tomato cages, we recommend you to take a look over the instructions described in the article. As we all know, the tomato plants are not strong enough to resist against rain or wind. Therefore, you need to help them by creating a sturdy surround.
Work with good judgement and don’t forget to take a look over the rest of the related plans, as there are many designs and woodworking projects to select from. Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Projects made from these plans
Tomato cage plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 46″ long FRAME
- B – 6 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 13″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 6 piece of 1×2 lumber – 14 1/2″ long, TRIMS
Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses
How to build a tomato cage
The first step of the project is to build the legs for the tomato cage. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to use 2×2 lumber for the legs. Make sure you leave enough space to fit them into the ground.
Continue the project by fitting the supports to the legs. Use 1×2 lumber to build the components and secure them to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws or nails.
One of the last steps of the outdoor project is to lock the two sides of the tomato cage together, by fitting the 1×2 supports. Cut the components at the right size and secure them to the legs using brad nails. Place the supports equally-spaced and make sure the corners are right-angled.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the stand from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.
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