I am kicking off the season with an outdoor project that anyone can build. This is a limited tools project: all you will need is a drill and a saw. I used a jigsaw, but a circular saw or even a handsaw would work well.
I call this a corner planter because I realized halfway through the build that it would sit perfectly in a corner near the front entrance to my house. It would lean just a easily against any wall.
Small space woodworking
The concept here is to create a practical project that will look nice in a small space and can be built in a small space. You don’t need a workshop at all to make this project! This would be a great beginner project you can make on the balcony or in the patio of your apartment. And you can display the completed planter in the same space!
I made mine using all free pallet wood. If you don’t want to hassle with taking apart a pallet, you could buy two inexpensive 2×4 studs at your local home center. For the shelves and cleats, you can buy a 1×4 or 1×6 board. Or get creative and scavenge through the home center’s bargain bin and hobble together a mixture of cut-off boards. No rules on building this project!
Here are the plans I designed for the one I made to get you started. Naturally, my dimensions are only suggestions: make this on-the-fly to any size and with whatever lumber you have!