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How to: Make a DIY Outdoor Living Plant Wall

by on Jul 20, 2013

We’re happy to partner with Dremel Weekends, a new DIY website from Dremel featuring step-by-step guides to craft, home and garden projects for all skill levels. New projects weekly, ranging from Outdoor Movie Screens to Built-In Shelving, with lots of inspiring, fresh ideas in between.

What sort of outdoor projects do you have planned for the summer? Our vote is to create something both beautiful and functional, like this living wall that’ll freshen up any outdoor oasis, whether a small urban patio or a spacious backyard.How to make a living plant wallDremelWeekends

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This how-to uses easy-to-work-with (and outdoor-friendly!) cedar wood to create modern stacked planters you can fill with fresh herbs, flowers, and other greenery to liven up your patio or backyard. The cuts are made with the Dremel SM20 Saw-Max™ and joined with finishing nails, so it’s a great project anyone can complete, even if you don’t have lots of woodworking experience.

A person is using a cutter with a piece of wood.

Be sure to get the kids involved with this Dremel Weekends project by getting them to pick out their favorite flowers and greenery. As an optional final finishing touch for your living wall, add some Solar Lanterns to help light up the space at night!

DIY Living Wall on Dremel Weekends

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  1. I just builit this and intend to use it as a herb, vegetable, and fruit wall. However I am having a hard time deciding what will grow best in the boxes. 

  2. If you are using this for edibles,   be careful not to use any treated woods as you don’t want to eat that in the foods.

  3. Just wondering what size length/ type of wood screws were used for this project.