Attach the inset panels for the sides of the forms to make a concrete planter as a this old house weekend remodel project
Photo: Kolin Smith

Step 3: Attach the inset panels for the sides of the forms

Mark the location of the inset panels on the four sidepieces for the form. Apply wood glue to the panels and set them in place. Use a pneumatic nailer with 18-gauge 1¼-inch nails to secure the panels.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw with dust-collection
      circular saw
    • Rafter Square
      rafter square
    • straight edge
    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      pneumatic nailer
    • drill
    • caulk gun
      caulk gun
    • bar clamps
    • mixing tub
      large plastic container
    • flat blade shovel
    • mason's trowel
      masonry trowel
    • mason's chisel and maul
      hammer and chisel

    Shopping List

    ¾-inch plywood Get one 4-by-8-foot sheet.

    ¼-inch fiberboard Get one 4-by-4-foot sheet.

    ¾-inch cove molding

    Get two 8-footers.

    1-inch-diameter dowel

    18-gauge 1¼-inch pneumatic nails

    2-inch drywall screws

    1¼-inch drywall screws

    wood glue

    latex caulk

    duct tape

    vegetable oil


    Quikrete Countertop Mix