Step 3: Cut the Bottle Holes

Tom Silva cuts the bottle holes with a hole saw
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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Clamp both supports, with the bottoms and sides flush and the hole markings facing up, to a worktable on top of a piece of scrap wood. Center the hole saw over the middle of the X, and drill through both supports. Repeat for the remaining 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