Step 5: Cut the Front Support into Strips

Tom Silva cuts strips for the front bottle insert with a miter saw
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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Mark off strips of the desired width and spacing on the front support. (Ours were 2 inches wide.) Use a miter saw to cut along the lines; set aside the pieces you're not using. Cut spacer blocks from a 1x2 to the desired gap between the strips. (Ours were 2 inches apart.)
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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