You’d like to set up a garden but you don’t have the space, the funds to get it started, or a green thumb to keep it alive. Bad news is that we can’t help with the green thumb part, but we can assist with the other challenges with this project: a mix and match vertical garden.
This vertical garden plan is sturdy, affordable, and versatile. Here’s what we mean.:
Sturdy: It’s built with pressure treated Southern Yellow Pine decking boards. That means this project can withstand weather like a champ.
Affordable: Decking boards are available at big box home improvement and lumber stores, and they’re affordable too.
Versatile: The individual planter boxes are interchangeable and movable. The different sized individual planter boxes can be whatever size you want them to be. Most spaces – even small ones – can handle its footprint of only 9 square feet.
If you’d like to print these plans out: Mix-and-Match Vertical Garden Plans from Wood. It’s Real.
We recommend getting the following supplies:
• (14) 5/4″ x 6″ x 8′ Decking Boards
• Exterior Grade Wood Glue
• 1.5″ exterior grade Screws
• 2.5″ exterior grade Screws
• 6+ sets of exterior grade nuts/bolts
• Appropriate Bit for Deck Screws
• Appropriate Bit for Bolts
• Pencil, Measuring Tape, Carpenter Square
• 2 Bar Clamps (at least 5″ long)
• Table Saw
• Jig Saw (optional)
• Adjustable Wrench
• Electric Drill / Driver
• Radial Sander / Sanding Block (optional)
• Safety Glasses / Ear Protection
• Dust Mask / Work Gloves
OVERALL DIMENSIONS OF THE MIX AND MATCH VERTICAL GARDEN
Without further ado, here we go with the cut list. It’s all pretty straightforward for this plan. No angled cuts or anything crazy.
Step 2: Cut and Attach Braces/Shelves
Step 3: Build the Base
Step 4: Attach the Vertical Garden Assembly to the Base
Step 5: Lay the Base Boards
Step 7: Cut the Sides of the Boxes
Step 8: Cut the Bottom Pieces for the Box
Step 9: Assemble the Boxes
Step 10: Build the Rest of the Boxes
Step 11: Get Some Dirt and Start Planting
How did it go? Let us know in the comments below, email us, or tag us @wooditsreal to show off your work!