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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  • 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.


Step 2: Drill Holes

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


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.



Step 3: Sand

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


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.


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


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?

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