Step 1: Cut Plywood for the Bottle Supports

Tom Silva marks an 'X' for the first bottle hole
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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Knock out the bottom of the planter and remove any nails. Cut two pieces of plywood to the inside dimensions of the planter. Cut 1 inch off the top of the rear support so that it can be tipped into place, as shown in Step 7. On the front support, mark the center of the first bottle hole by drawing lines from corner to corner to form an X.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Drill/driver
    • brad nailer
      Brad-nail gun
    • miter saw
      Miter saw
    • finish hammer
      Hammer and pliers to knock out the bottom of the planter and remove nails

    Shopping List

    1. Planter box

    2. ¼-inch plywood
    Get a piece large enough to create two pieces sized to the height and width of the planter's opening.

    3. 1x2 to make scrap blocks or attachment strips for the bottle holders

    4. Wood glue to secure the bottle holder 5. -inch brad nails to secure the strips

    6. 220-grit sandpaper

    7. Dark spray paint for the planter's interior (we used black)

    8. Primer and satin or semigloss paint