Step 2: Mark the Centers of the Bottle Holes

Tom Silva marks an 'X' for the next bottle hole
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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On all four legs of the X, mark a point that's 2¾ inches in from each edge of the support. These will be the center points of the bottle holes. Check to ensure that the marks form a square, with enough space to cut all five bottle holes.
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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