Step 8: Mount the Doors

mount the doors
Photo: Tria Giovan
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Screw the strap hinges to the doors.

Center a door in its opening and hold it in place with duct tape and shims. Screw the strap hinges to the planter's rim. Install cabinet catches on the inside of the door to hold it closed.

Hang the other door in the same manner.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw
      Circular saw
    • drill
      Cordless drill with bit set
    • metal cutting snips
      Tin snips
    • adjustable pliers
      Pliers
    • bar clamps
      Clamps
    • hammer with nailset
      Hammer with nailset

    Shopping List

    1. two 14-inch-square wood planter boxes

    2. two cabinet door catches

    3. 4-by-4-foot sheet of ½-inch plywood

    4. 2-by-4-foot sheet of 0.09-mil galvanized sheet metal

    5. hooks6. two door pulls

    7. four 4-inch strap hinges

    8. four 3-inch casters with locks

    9. 2½-inch deck screws

    10. 1-inch deck screws

    11. 4d galvanized nails