Step 6: Install the Front Support Strips

Tom Silva installs the front support strips
Photo: Anthony Tieuli
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Nail the lowest front support strip to the inside of the lip. Lay spacer blocks on top of it, then nail the next support strip in place above it. Repeat until all strips are installed. Remove the spacer blocks.
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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