Succulent Planter

DIY Scrap Wood Succulent Planter - Rogue Engineer 2

DIY Scrap Wood Succulent Planter - Rogue Engineer 3

DIY Scrap Wood Succulent Planter - Rogue Engineer 4

So we are working on creating an awesome outdoor space for my brother and sister-in-law. With some scrap cedar we had lying around from a previous project, I decided to put it to good use and create a cute center piece for their new outdoor coffee table. After I fished building them a set, I decided I liked it so much and made myself one! Check out how simple these were to make!

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Materials

  • Scrap Cedar 4×4

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How to build a succulent planter

Step 1: Cutting wood

Cut 4×4 scrap to which ever sizes you choose. I went with 7″, 5″ and 3″ for the painted planters. For the oiled planter I just used whatever I had left in scrap.

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Step 2: Drill Holes

First you will want to mark center for your holes. 1 3/4″ in is center.

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Then drill your holes using the 2″ forester bit. I used a drill press, however this can be done with a drill. Drill the holes about 1 1/2″ – 2″ deep.

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Step 3: Sand

Using 150 grit sand paper, sand down the edges and end grain of the boards.

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Step 4: Finish

For the fishing I spray using Rust-Oleums chalked spray paint in coastal blue, country gray, and linen white. Once it dried I then used a sander to distress the edges.

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For this planter I simply used cutting board oil and wiped it down.

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Well there you have it, super simple and super cute succulent planters out of scrap wood! Hope you enjoyed and happy building!

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Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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  • Linda Korb

    What a great idea! I have been wanting some succulents, but I don’t like the typical glass bowl display for them. Adding this to the “new house” list along with the lanterns! LOL

    • Thanks Kinda. They were a really simple build and look awesome. Can’t wait to see how yours turn out!

  • Lavon Gittens

    I have searched everywhere for the Coastal Blue paint. Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Ace Hardware doesn’t carry it and I can’t find it online. Where did you purchase yours? Thank you! Love the project.

  • Lavon Gittens

    I have searched everywhere for the Rust-Oleum Chalked Coastal Blue and Country Gray spray paint’ Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart, Ace Hardware and online, can’t find it. Where did you purchase yours? I love the project and can’t wait to finish.

    • Looking good. I for mine at my local Home Depot, but you can also purchase it online in the from amazon. The link to the costal blue is here http://amzn.to/2aFfhmq

      • Lavon Gittens

        Thank you Jamison. I finally found it on Amazon tonight for $19 vs. $6 for other colors at Home Depot. Lol. Love your projects, thanks for sharing them with us.

        • I know. I was a little surprised by the price on Amazon, I don’t remember being that expensive in store.