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Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

When you've seen one pot, you've seen them all.

Maybe not! I saw this pot above featured in a video, (I'll put a link below) and it was custom made. The down side was it is not being sold in stores, the bigger down side was I wanted one.

Ok two I wanted 2.

So I got the hair brained idea for Greg to make me my own version, and he did!

Using a cheap inexpensive pipe bender (found at Harbour Freight for fifteen bucks) rebar, salvaged tubing and two self watering pots found at a Big Box Garden Store, we got to work.

Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

Basically what he did was cut a circle out of steel plate for the pot to sit on and then started bending 14" long pieces of rebar into 90 degree angles and welded them at the bottom.


Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

Being mindful of the size of the pots I chose.

Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

I wanted plenty of clearance around the pots for the trailing vine I am going to plant inside. (note - a couple pics depict before our fence was installed)






Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project


Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

I had him keep one of the pipes super tall, that support the planters. He also welded claw feet to the bottom so they can stab the ground and keeps them from tipping. 

I am going for a bit of drama here with one of them being over 6 feet high. Even though I am a bit late to the party in getting this planted up. But if I give them some fertilizer and some good conversation, I am sure they will fill out in no time.

I also had Greg bend a couple extra pieces and just weld them randomly around the pot. 

The whole blonde creative process thing. You get it right?

Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

I actually scored 4 pink black eyed susan vine, so I planted 2 in each pot. I thought I was going to use the standard yellow version, but seeing the pink?

I jumped at those. The color is so soft and creamy.

Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project








Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project






Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

I still have to water these pots every other day when it's in the upper 90's, but so far they are not disappointing me!

Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project

I have been doing some furniture rearranging outside to make room for an eating area, so stay tuned. 

Christine Graves @www.Rustic-refined.com




Custom Steel Planter - A DIY Project




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