Looking to add more character to your backyard or curb appeal to your front yard? Build a wall for vertical garden pots! This easy woodworking project turns out SO good!
Thank you to Kreg and Build Something for sponsoring this outdoor wall for vertical garden pots build! All opinions are entirely my own. This post also contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t recommend wholeheartedly. Read my full disclosure here.
We’ve got BIG plans for this backyard and we’re hoping to be able to completely redo the whole yard this Summer. (UPDATE: See how the backyard makeover turned out here!)
You want to see more of our big backyard makeover??
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- DIY Build for Outdoor Vertical Garden Pots (With Free Plans)
- Mulch for Playground: Why We Chose Rubber Play Bark
- How to Plant Grass Seed
- How To Create A Cozy Patio
- How To Build A Paver Patio with Fire Pit
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- Our Backyard Makeover Before and After Pictures
To really get our minds right and ready for a backyard makeover, we’re starting with a super simple woodworking project to add more character to the backyard. We build an outdoor plant wall with vertical garden pots! And it turned out SOOOOOO good, guys!
Once the whole backyard is done, this will fit it perfectly with what we have planned…but for now with a yard full of dirt and weeds…it’s motivation to keep working!
Related – Looking for more easy woodworking projects?
Kreg Pocket Hole System
We incorporated pocket hole joinery into this build, which is one of the easiest ways to join wood in woodworking projects. We have Kreg’s K5 Master System and LOVE it. It’s a hidden weapon for beginning woodworkers!
For this fun DIY (and SUPER EASY) woodworking project we teamed up with our friends Kreg and BuildSomething.com again to create the plans and share them online for free, which are now available on BuildSomething.com!
If you’re wondering, Build Something is a website ran by Kreg Tools that is full of easy to follow woodworking plans that are all available for free! I promise that you are going to find so much inspiration while you are there!
SOOOO good, right? I told you !
I’m in LOVE !
HOW MUCH DID IT COST TO BUILD THIS PLANT WALL?
Note: these costs are, of course, subject to change and may be different in your region.
Here’s a full cost breakdown for you:
2×4 Pressure Treated Lumber (4 at $4.88) – $19.52
2×6 Pressure Treated Lumber (6 at $7.27) – $43.62
Exterior Paint – $19.48
Perlite – $4.97
Cactus Soil – $4.97
Succulent Rock Mix – $21.95
Terra Cotta Pots (9 at $1.47) – $13.23
Pot Holders – $21.99
Mini Succulents – $32.99
TOTAL COST OF PLANT WALL – $182.72
And for just the plant wall & wall planter pots, but not filling the pots (if you have something else in mind to plant) it’s only $117.84
This DIY plant wall for vertical garden pots was seriously SO so easy to build and it’s even easier for you because we’re giving away the free woodworking plans that you can follow.
I was able to build this plant wall entirely by myself without Logan’s help, so I’m feeling pretty proud. But that also means that you can do this too! Even if you’re a beginner when it comes to woodworking – you can do this!
- 2x4, 72", Pressure Treated Wood (4)
- 2x6, 72", Pressure Treated Wood (6)
- Mini succulents
- Planter pot hooks
- 2 1/2" Blue Coated Outdoor Kreg Screws (24)
- 2 1/2" Exterior Construction Screws (16)
- Exterior Paint
- Terra Cotta Pots 6 in (9)
- Cactus Soil
- Succulent Rock Mixture
- 100% Silicone
- Steel rods (for hanging)
- Cut wood.
- Drill pocket holes.
- Assemble plant wall.
- Sand lightly.
- Add planter hooks.
- Plant succulents.
- Hang plant wall.
- (7) Slats, 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" x 39"
- (2) Top & Bottom Frame, 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 42" with 45 degree mitered edges
- (2) Side Frame , 1 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 43" with 45 degree mitered edges