How to build a DIY vertical wall garden

How to build a DIY vertical wall garden

Hi I am Craig Phillips and in this video I
am going to show you how to build your own vertical garden using reclaimed pallet wood.
The tools you are going to need are cordless screwdrivers, clamps, screws, drill bits,
tape measure and a hand saw. Now there isn’t much dismantling to do on the pallet. Take
your skids off, we are going to cut them down and use them later on. And then you are left
with the back section of the pallet which is going to be the kind of spine of your wall
garden. So we keep this into position, what we want to do next is create a kind of ladder
effect. So we are going to use sections off the pallet which is the full length and then
we are going to cut some smaller pieces. Once this is fixed together it will be mounted
on to the base of the pallet and that will create the shelves where the actual pots are
going to be housed. So we do this by measuring up the length of what we want it which is
1 meter. We cut 2 pieces at 1 meter in length. So that now gives me my two sections here.
Place them into position right in the very centre of the pallet and take your measurement
between there for the shelves. So we will cut four of these down. So that is our four
now cut to size, we will fit one it at the bottom which is going to be flush to the bottom.
The other two in the centre we will equally space out. But the top one, we don’t want
to set it at the top, we want to pull it down a fraction because we are still going to put
pots on there and off course we will are then going to use other cuts which are going to
be mounted on the front and stop the pots falling off there. So we set the top one first,
and then get an equal gap between the two centre shelves. The next stage is to actually
screw these to connect to this side here. So we are going to start off by putting pilot
holes in the wood. We will only need two screws in it of course we don’t want the wood to
split. We do the same on all four shelves. We will apply some glue where the pilot holes
have come through to add that extra strength. Use a cordless screwdriver with 40mm nails.
Start to screw them through your pilot hole, that is your four shelves all fitted to the
one side now. So the next stage is to fit this one again to that side keeping it flush
at the bottom and set back at the top for your extra shelf here. Great so that is one
ladder section now made, what we need to do is make one exactly the same size to put on
the opposite side. So now you have got your second piece cut, built and fixed together
the same as the opposite side. Place it into position, double check it is flush on all
sides of the base of the pallet and then we want to fix these to it. So we can just mark
a little line first where they are going to go. If we take that off for a second and run
our line of glue along where the two sections of wood are going to meet. Place it back on,
offer it up so it is flush on all corners on here. We can drill a couple of pilot holes
through the underside. So place the second one on top of the glue and use a couple of
little small clamps to squeeze it together so there is no gaps in the centre there. And
then slide it off, re-drill some pilot holes on the underside like we did on the opposite
side. And before you turn this over and screw the underside on to there you must take off
the clamps. But what you can also do is pop a little screw between the two sections to
hold them nice and tight together and take off the clamps. So now that middle section
is screwed into there we can release the clamps. That is holding it into position in there,
that’s fixed from one side and what I am going to do now is turn it over
to the back of it and now screw it again into there so it holds this section in position.
And then putting a fixing in between every slat of the pallet to add to the strength.
OK, so now that is fixed on all the underside lets turn it back over again. We have got
the shelves firmly fixed into position, the next stage is to get four more slats off the
pallet. Now these are the standard size, there is no cutting down required on this. And of
course they are the length of the base of the pallet underneath. What we need to do
is place all four of them directly on top of the individual shelves that are holding
your pots. Once they are held in to position and you are happy that they are there, line
them up and take your pencil to mark exactly where they are going to be going because you
want to remove them and apply some glue. Then we can apply our glue where we put our pencil
marks. Now they are placed in to position on top of the glued areas, using our 40mm
screws once again screw them down to the sections below. Always making sure that you have got
two screws in the end of each slat. In the centre pieces here I have drilled two pilot
holes, one is going to screw in to one piece of timber and one is going to screw in to
the other. That is now all the slats fitted to the front of the wall garden. If you lift
it up in to position now you can see you have got the shelves here which will house your
little pots, stop them falling out with the face piece. You have got the back section
nice and secure to all of these rails, all you have got to think about now is bolting
it to the wall because when there is many pots in there with plants in there it could
become heavy as well. So when you are screwing through these you want to screw through the
back slats here and the centre pieces as well. Drill some clearance holes, probably about
4 each side and even some in the middle as well. Get them firmly bolted to the masonry
wall. So that is how easy it is to build a vertical garden, if you would like to see
some more pallet projects please visit the website,

20 Replies to “How to build a DIY vertical wall garden”

  1. You should of left a gap I the middle because when you water your plants the wood will expand and this may cause the wood to split but apart from that amazing idea

  2. You will find a lot of interesting information and tips on how to do it in Stodoys instructions and projects.

  3. 🌴🌳🍁🌸🌷🌹Thank you generously Mr. Craig Phillips for creating a video on Pallet Jack planters. You are a "menu of kindness". πŸ’›πŸ’žπŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’›I've never used a drill bit or electric saw. but I'm looking foward to learning. You make it look easy, DIY, .I will go to Lowes/Home Depot in a few weeks, and have your videoπŸŽ₯πŸ“·πŸ“Ή playing as I shop for toolsπŸ”¨πŸ”©πŸ”§πŸ”¨πŸ”ŒπŸ”‹and a Lowes/Home Fepot Sales Associate to help me.☺I will document video as I create and build plantern and copy and video link in your comment section so you can see.☺I will have your video play as I build to use as my instructional "TutirialπŸ“‹πŸ”©πŸ“ΉπŸ”§πŸ”¨πŸŒΊπŸ”‹β˜ΊπŸ“·πŸŒΏπŸ€πŸ’›

  4. May God's abundant favor overflow in your life and may his supernatural blessings overflow in your life infinitely. have a wonderful week a d lunchbreaksπŸ’œπŸ’šπŸ’žπŸ•πŸ”πŸ²πŸœπŸ

  5. I'd suggest 1 or 2 cleats for wall mounts. Just a 45Β° cut on a back board an another mounted to the wall to hang it over. Looked like a nice bit of repurposing.

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