Watch how you can construct an out of doors DIY monogram letter utilizing simple to observe woodworking plans. This massive wooden monogram planter field holds flowers, succulents, or herbs for a huge impact in your porch or at an out of doors wedding ceremony.
You’ll additionally love our different out of doors woodworking plans like our raised backyard mattress desk and backyard arbor plant trellis.
The way to Construct a Massive Out of doors DIY Monogram
A couple of years again, we fell in love with this inventive and LARGE out of doors monogram flower planter that Michelle and Ryan from Ellery Designs constructed.
They shared their basic tutorial right here and it went viral!
Since then, we’ve been inundated with requests for extra detailed woodworking plans for particular letter planters.
We collaborated with Ryan and Michelle to adapt their methodology to make it a bit simpler and to make use of extra generally accessible cedar board sizes.
And we’ve accomplished plans for 8 of probably the most generally requested for letters!
Add your vote right here to maneuver your letter up our to-do record.
The video above reveals an outline of how you can construct a big wooden monogram following Michelle and Ryan’s method which is detailed in every wooden monogram letter plan.
To construct a DIY monogram letter planter field:
- Obtain the monogram planter plans right here.
- Assemble the cedar letter backing utilizing pocket holes.
- Connect the cedar planter sides.
- Trim and set up the cedar planter slats.
- Minimize and set up the cedar planter trim.
- Drill drainage holes and set up non-obligatory panorama material lining.
- Plant flowers, herbs, or succulents and luxuriate in!
This letter-shaped vertical planter makes a pleasant assertion in your personal patio or entrance porch, as a housewarming present, or as decor for an out of doors wedding ceremony, too!
See extra concepts for an out of doors wedding ceremony, akin to DIY Transportable Wedding ceremony Arch Arbor | Standing A-Body Chalkboard Easel
How large is this huge wooden monogram?
These giant picket monogram letters are every designed to be 54″ tall and 5″ deep, and range between 42-48″ broad relying on the letter.
That’s 4 1/2 ft tall and 4 ft broad!
Simply have a look at how large this planter stands, and consider how wonderful it’ll look all stuffed up with flowers!
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What ability degree can construct this monogram planter?
Anybody from a newbie to a sophisticated woodworker can construct a monogram planter due to our detailed woodworking plans.
We did all the mathematics for you so that you don’t have to determine which angles to miter or bevel to create the wooden letter shapes.
Some letters are simpler to construct than others, and are constructed with solely 90 and 45 diploma miter cuts, and no angled bevels on the sides:
- H (accessible now!)
Different letters require a number of extra complicated angles to create the letter shapes, however once more — we’ve finished all of the geometry and angles for you within the plans! So all it’s essential do is tune up your noticed and begin slicing.
Plans for every of the letters are coming to the store, so enroll right here to be notified when your planter letter plans are prepared!
Any starting woodworking who is able to up their abilities can construct this planter. Simply pay shut consideration to your angles and measure rigorously as you construct for a pro-level construct.
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What instruments do I have to construct a monogram planter?
As you possibly can see within the video above, a compound miter noticed is a should for the miters and bevels required to make the wooden monogram shapes.
A desk noticed can also be really useful for a beveled tight match on the planter slats, however you can even trim the boards to width (with or with out beveling) utilizing a round noticed.
(If you do up your DIY recreation and buy a desk noticed, make sure to construct a pleasant desk noticed workbench, too!)
You’ll additionally want a pocket gap jig for assembling the backing, a brad nailer, and a drill/driver, plus an out of doors/exterior wooden glue.
For any woodworking plan, we additionally advocate bar clamps, a top quality measuring tape, a carpenter’s sq., and, after all, correct security gear!
How a lot does it price to construct this huge monogram letter planter?
This planter is designed utilizing climate resistant and long-lasting cedar boards.
The precise variety of boards wanted varies by letter, and, after all, lumber costs range tremendously proper now! Our letter D price about $120 in lumber, and most letters require an identical variety of cedar boards.
Can I construct with pine as a substitute?
After all — as a DIYer, you possibly can at all times change the fabric! Frequent pine boards (or whitewood boards) received’t final lengthy outdoor, although, and are usually much less straight than cedar or different larger priced lumber.
In case you’ll be utilizing your monogram for fake flowers indoors, then pine boards would probably be tremendous.
Outdoor, we nonetheless advocate cedar, and look how nice Michelle’s monogram Ok nonetheless appears to be like even years later!
How do you grasp a big monogram?
This monogram planter is BIG and when it’s stuffed with dust and crops, it’s heavy, too.
To hold this safely and securely, we advocate drilling straight by means of the planter backing and into the facet of the home (or fence) utilizing further lengthy screws in a number of locations.
As at all times, make sure to match your fastener to your materials for a robust and sturdy hanging planter!
Need a big letter, however no flowers? Construct a big wooden monogram letter like this.
What can I plant in a vertical monogram letter planter?
You’ll have to plant flowers that may thrive based on the placement of the planter. Matching solar and shade wants is essential!
The planter gives about 3 1/2″ of soil depth, so most annuals will do properly when their solar, water, and soil wants are met.
Readers have reported success with rising portulaca (moss rose) and viola, violet, and pansy crops as properly.
Succulents (with a well-fitted soil combine) or herbs may also be grown on this vertical planter.
For Michelle’s planter on her shaded porch, impatiens thrive in the course of the spring and summer season and the mums look nice within the fall, too!
As with all raised planter, make sure to water adequately so the crops don’t dry up! Michelle reviews watering her impatiens about each 3 days.
Learn Michelle’s suggestions for planting the monogram letter planter right here.
Or, use our simple early spring trick…. use pretend flowers 😉
Michelle has additionally swapped out her annuals for fake flowers, fake fall flowers and decor, and stuffed it up with Christmas garland, too, so stay crops usually are not required for this monogram to look wonderful!
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