Skip to comments.Slot Together Pyramid Garden Planter
Posted on 04/12/2013 3:21:07 PM PDT by Kartographer
I have been busy with my Pallet Dismantling bar again, and this time I have made slot together pyramid garden planter from the reclaimed Pallet timbers. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipQLy-0Pfag
This planter took me approximately 90 minutes to make: The design is simple, and so is the required level of woodworking skill, the only tools required are a square, pencil, electric/cordless drill and suitable spade end drill bit, and a tenon saw; although a chisel and some sand paper would be useful for tidying up the slip joints.
I cut down some 2.4 metre long pallet deck planks that were 9 cm wide and 1.9 cm thick to 1.9 mtrs long for the base tier so that the tier inside the slip joints is a 1.8 mtr X 1.8 mtr square
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That would make for a nice cactus farm...
What is the size of the lumber used?
That’s an awesome planter for sure. Hubby just finished building a round pyramid planter for our second strawberry bed. It only cost about 20 bucks.
He used econo plastic edging from Walmart, and made a 6 foot diameter bed. Filled it with top soil and compost. Then repeated twice more for 3 layers. It should handle about 50 strawberry plants.
He even figured out how to install a sprinkler system/hose gizmo in the center, in case we need to water them during the dry spell in the summer.
I would not have the patience and skills to build what you have, but even I Klutz that I am could maybe build the round one.
Nice! Great job.
From here it looks like 1” x 4” and lengths of 4’,3’,2’,1’ all with a 3/4 x 1” dado (u shape cutout) about 2” from each end
Just look at the picture and you’ve got it.
Did you treat the wood with anything?
I believe they used 2” X 8” I am going to Home Depot tomorrow to look into possible using that new plastic decking to build mine out of.
They used a couple of coats of wood preservatives, but if I use wood I am thinking of using linseed oil, something natural.
Or a good quality tung oil.
My prep plans this week included ordering some grains I had not previously grown:
Amaranth-leaves are edible and grain can be threshed by hand.
Also some Kamut - An ancient variety that is more nutritious than modern wheat.
And Triticale - A type that will grow in moderate shade.
Bought a couple of booklets. One tells how to grow complete nutritious diet in the smallest possible area.
The other is growing medicinal herbs and recipes for using them.
No looks more like 1” x 4” decking planks to me.
Good to know the leaves are edible. Not knowing what the plant looks like, I grew Russian Amarynth last year in a large pot. WOW! it was beautiful! Everyone who walked by it thought it was a fake dyed plant. It was so red.
For Halloween, I placed pumpkins around the pot. Looked great!
I saved the seeds for resowing this year.
I also tried growing rice in a pot. Harvested a cup of rice :-) That was fun.
Put that on wheels and one could move it around the garden to catch the best sunlight.
I don’t make the blanket statement that all Amaranth leaves are edible. In fact I am sure that some are more suitable than others. So to be on the safe side maybe just check out the particular type of seeds you have.
That’s so interesting that you were able to grow rice in a pot. That’s one I haven’t tried yet. In fact I put rice on my list to stockpile, because I knew that our weather was not suitable for rice production.
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