This step by step diy project is about strawberry tower plans. If you want to grow strawberries in your very own backyard or even balcony, but you don’t have enough space, building a wooden tower is a wise decision. There are several plans you can choose from, so take a look over the related planter plans before starting the project.
You should always plan everything form the very beginning and to adjust the size of the planter to your needs, while you can still use the woodworking techniques described in this project. Mark the cut lines on the slats before making the cuts and use a hole-saw drill bit for making the round holes, as to save time and to get a professional result.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tool when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure. Round the exposed edges with sandpaper or by using a good router.
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Strawberry tower plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 42 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 7″ long SUPPORTS
- C – 1 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 7″x7″ long BOTTOM
- D– 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11 1/2″x42 1/2″ long PANELS
- E – 8 piece of 2×4 lumber – 13″ long TRIMS
- F – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 13″ long TOP TRIMS
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- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
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- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
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- One Week
How to build a strawberry planter
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the frame. Build the legs out of 2×2 lumber and the supports out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the horizontal supports and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and add glue to the joints.
Next, you have to assemble the frame of the strawberry tower. Therefore, build the supports out of 2×4 lumber. Align the edges with attention, making sure they are flush, and insert 2 1/2″ screws through the supports into the legs. Use a carpentry square to check if the corners are right-angled.
Build the bottom for the planter out of 3/4″ plywood. Cut the piece at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes along the edges. Fit the component into place and secure it into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the edges are aligned before inserting the screws.
Building the exterior panels is a straight-forward process. Therefore, cut the 3/4″ plywood sheets at the right size. Afterwards, mark the center of the holes and use a hole-saw drill bit to get the job done accurately. You can adjust the diameter of the holes according to your needs. In this example, the holes have 3″ in diameter.
After building the exterior panels, you need to secure them to the frame with finishing nails or galvanized screws. Leave no gaps between the components and align the edges before inserting the screws.
In order to enhance the look of the strawberry tower, we recommend you to fit 2×4 trims to the exterior of the planter, as described in the diagram. Cut both ends of the components at 45 degrees and secure them to the structure using 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the components and add glue to enhance the bond.
In order to enhance the look of the strawberry planter, we recommend you to fit 1×4 trims to the top of the structure, as described in the diagram. Cut both ends of the 1×4 slats and secure them to the structure using brad nails. Leave no gaps between the components and smooth the exposed edges with fine-grit sandpaper.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.
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