Are you looking for a fun and easy DIY project to spruce up your outdoor space? Look no further! In this article, we will show you how to build a chic planter using PVC pipe. Yes, you read that right – PVC pipe! This commonly used plumbing material can be transformed into a stunning planter that will add a touch of elegance to your garden or patio.
Creating the Perfect Length
Before we dive into the construction process, we need to ensure all the pieces of PVC pipe are cut to the same length. To achieve this, we’ll create a simple jig using two pieces of 1×3 lumber. By clamping the pipe against a stop, we can easily cut multiple pieces of pipe to the exact same length, ensuring precision and consistency.
Building the Frame
Now that we have our pieces cut, it’s time to assemble the planter’s frame. The design consists of three tiers, with each tier accommodating a plastic planter. We will connect the PVC pipe sections using fittings and adhesive. To ensure a strong bond, we’ll apply a primer and cement to both the pipe and fitting before joining them together. With a quick quarter turn, the pipe joint is securely welded.
Piece by Piece
Assembling this planter is as easy as building with an erector set or Legos. We connect the frames together using vertical pieces, creating a sturdy structure that will support your plants beautifully. This project is so simple, it could even be a fun activity for children, with adult supervision, of course.
With the frames securely connected, it’s time to add the finishing touches. We will attach the back piece and then flip the planter over to install the rear legs and base. The key here is to work quickly, as we need to glue all four legs simultaneously. With a little focus and speed, we’ll have the legs in place in no time. Once the glue has dried, we can give the planter a couple of coats of spray paint to match our outdoor aesthetic.
A Stunning Result
After adding some high-quality potting soil and your favorite plants, your PVC pipe planter is ready to impress. You might have had doubts about the outcome, but trust us, it will look amazing! Not only is this planter a stylish addition to your outdoor space, but it’s also virtually maintenance-free due to its all-plastic construction.
So, why not give PVC pipe a chance to shine in your garden? Get creative and build your own unique planter that will impress everyone who sees it. Happy crafting!