Watch how you can construct an outside 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 outside wedding ceremony.
You’ll additionally love our different outside woodworking plans like our raised backyard mattress desk and backyard arbor plant trellis.
How one can Construct a Massive Out of doors DIY Monogram
A couple of years again, we fell in love with this artistic and LARGE outside monogram flower planter that Michelle and Ryan from Ellery Designs constructed.
They shared their common 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 of simpler and to make use of extra generally out there cedar board sizes.
And we’ve accomplished plans for 8 of essentially 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 approach 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.
- Lower and set up the cedar planter trim.
- Drill drainage holes and set up non-compulsory panorama material lining.
- Plant flowers, herbs, or succulents and revel in!
This letter-shaped vertical planter makes a pleasant assertion on your personal patio or entrance porch, as a housewarming reward, or as decor for an outside wedding ceremony, too!
See extra concepts for an outside wedding ceremony, akin to DIY Moveable Wedding ceremony Arch Arbor | Standing A-Body Chalkboard Easel
How large is this massive wooden monogram?
These massive picket monogram letters are every designed to be 54″ tall and 5″ deep, and differ between 42-48″ huge relying on the letter.
That’s 4 1/2 ft tall and 4 ft huge!
Simply have a look at how large this planter stands, and consider how superb it should look all stuffed up with flowers!
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What ability stage can construct this monogram planter?
Anybody from a newbie to a complicated woodworker can construct a monogram planter because of 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 (out there now!)
Different letters require just a few extra complicated angles to create the letter shapes, however once more — we’ve executed all of the geometry and angles for you within the plans! So all you should do is tune up your noticed and begin chopping.
Plans for every of the letters are coming to the store, so join 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 fastidiously as you construct for a pro-level construct.
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What instruments do I must 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 it’s also possible to trim the boards to width (with or with out beveling) utilizing a round noticed.
(Whenever you do up your DIY sport and buy a desk noticed, remember 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 outside/exterior wooden glue.
For any woodworking plan, we additionally suggest bar clamps, a top quality measuring tape, a carpenter’s sq., and, after all, correct security gear!
How a lot does it value to construct this massive 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 differ significantly proper now! Our letter D value about $120 in lumber, and most letters require the same variety of cedar boards.
Can I construct with pine as a substitute?
In fact — as a DIYer, you possibly can all the time change the fabric! Widespread pine boards (or whitewood boards) gained’t final lengthy outside, although, and are usually much less straight than cedar or different increased priced lumber.
In case you’ll be utilizing your monogram for fake flowers indoors, then pine boards would probably be nice.
Outside, we nonetheless suggest cedar, and look how nice Michelle’s monogram Ok nonetheless seems to be even years later!
How do you grasp a big monogram?
This monogram planter is BIG and when it’s stuffed with grime and vegetation, it’s heavy, too.
To hold this safely and securely, we suggest drilling immediately by way of the planter backing and into the aspect of the home (or fence) utilizing further lengthy screws in a number of locations.
As all the time, remember to match your fastener to your materials for a powerful 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 must plant flowers that can thrive in line with the situation of the planter. Matching solar and shade wants is vital!
The planter gives about 3 1/2″ of soil depth, so most annuals will do nicely when their solar, water, and soil wants are met.
Readers have reported success with rising portulaca (moss rose) and viola, violet, and pansy vegetation as nicely.
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 time and the mums look nice within the fall, too!
As with every raised planter, remember to water adequately so the vegetation don’t dry up! Michelle stories watering her impatiens about each 3 days.
Learn Michelle’s ideas for planting the monogram letter planter right here.
Or, use our simple early spring trick…. use faux 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 vegetation will not be required for this monogram to look superb!
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