by Janice Anderssen
Use reclaimed wood pallets to make a decorative succulent planter for indoors. Very affordable and easy to make and you can adjust the dimensions to make a larger or smaller planter.
To keep your succulents looking good, water regularly with only small amount of water. The planter does best in a room that receives lot of natural light or in a sunny bathroom or kitchen.
YOU WILL NEED
Reclaimed wood pallet
Alcolin Ultra wood glue
Acrylic PVA and paintbrush or make your own liming wax
Optional: Table saw, mitre saw or router
Orbital sander plus 180-grit sanding pads
Tape measure and pencil
Cut all the required pieces to make the planter: base, 2 sides, 2 ends and 2 dividers.
Apply wood glue to the sections before clamping together.
Use a sander to remove any rough edges and sand smooth.
At this stage you can use a table saw, mitre saw or router to add
decorative grooves around the outside of the box.
To finish your planter box you can apply a light whitewashing
technique with acrylic PVA, or use a homemade lining wax.
Always finish off with a good quality wax or sealer to protect your
reclaimed wood planter.