This step by step diy woodworking project is about three tier planter plans. This detailed article features instructions and complete diagrams about building a beautiful 3 tiered ladder planter. This project requires basic tools and materials, so that any person with beginner skills can get the job done in less than a weekend. Adjust the dimensions of the planters to suit your needs.
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3 Tier Planter Plans
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 42″ long, 2 pieces – 36″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 15 1/4″ long, 1 piece – 38 1/2″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 5 1/2″ long, 1 piece – 22 1/2″ long 3xPLANTER
- 3 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 8 ft
- 3 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8 ft
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/4″ screws
- wood putty, wood stain
It’s that easy to build a tiered planter – Video!
How to build a three tier planter box
The first step of the project is to build the planter boxes. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to cut the components at the right dimensions. Use a circular saw to make accurate cuts. Drill pilot holes through the side components and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the front and back faces.
Build the bottom for the planter out of 1×6 lumber. Drill pilot holes through the frame and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the bottom. Drill several drainage holes through the bottom.
Use 1×3 lumber to build the legs for the tiered planter. Make cuts to the diagonal leg, as shown in the diagram. Smooth the cut edges with fine-grit sandpaper and remove the residues.
Attach the legs to the three planters, as shown in the diagram. Use 1 1/4″ nails through the legs into the planters in order to create a rigid structure. Add glue to the joints to enhance the bond of the structure.
Attach the 1×3 braces to the sides of the planter. Use brad nails to lock the braces into place.
In order to add support to the three tier planter, we recommend you to fit a 1×3 diagonal brace to the back of the structure. Cut both ends of the brace at 45 degrees and lock it into place using 1 1/4″: brad nails.
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 wooden garden swing stand from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.
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