Step 15: Fill the sides

Fill the sides to make a concrete planter as a this old house weekend remodel project
Photo: Kolin Smith
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Pour the rest of the dry mix into your container and prepare it as you did in Step 5A. Let the new mix slake for 10 minutes, then trowel it into the space between the forms, filling it to the top on all sides. Use the trowel to tool the top edges of the walls smooth. Tap the sides of the filled form with a hammer to help remove any air bubbles from the mix. Let the mix cure in the form at least 18 hours.

TOH Tip: Rinse the completed planter with warm water and dish soap to remove residual vegetable oil.
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    Tools List

    • circular saw with dust-collection
      circular saw
    • Rafter Square
      rafter square
    • straight edge
      straightedge
    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • pneumatic brad nailer
      pneumatic nailer
    • drill
      drill/driver
    • caulk gun
      caulk gun
    • bar clamps
      clamps
    • mixing tub
      large plastic container
    • flat blade shovel
      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

    sand

    Quikrete Countertop Mix