Grow flowers, herbs or vegetables in a small space with this vertical ladder garden. Whether you want beautiful flowers or need a place to grow some food, plants will instantly brighten up your space.
And you do not need a big space to grow a lot with this beautiful ladder planter.
It takes the planter boxes vertical to give you lots of room for growing in a small footprint. Plus, I partnered with Kreg Tools to make this beautiful outdoor planter fast & easy to build! The pocket holes create a strong ladder to safely hold all your favorite plants.
It’s the perfect time to invest in a new tool that will make building fun and easy. If you want to grow taller plants, just build your ladder with less planter boxes and increase the space between them. Sits 18″ out from the wall at the widest part (lowest planter box)
Build the ladder as detailed below, but do not add the cedar planter box sides.
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Easy to follow 3D drawings of each step Click the link below for everything you need to build your own ladder planter and so you can start planting now! Then drill pocket holes set for 3/4″ thick material in each end of all these boards. You cannot always rely on the measurements in a plan to be exactly the size needed for your build because your boards might not be exactly the thickness they should be (unless you mill your own lumber precisely). Attach the front and back of the planter frames with wood glue and 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws with the pocket holes previously drilled on the side boards.
The inside of the frame is tight, use the Kreg 90 degree bit to drive your pocket holes. It will create a flat area for the back of the ladder to rest on the wall at.
Using the speed square, draw a line from each mark along the board at a 10 degree angle parallel the bottom. Measure and mark the bottom of each planter box 4 1/2″ in from the front on both sides. Use the Kreg Quick-Flip to attach the frame with 1 1/4″ pocket hole screws countersunk into the wood. Cut ten 19 1/2″ long pieces from the cedar fence pickets. They should fit snuggly, but not too tight into the planter box frames. Cut a piece of landscaping fabric to fit inside the bottom.
This will prevent soil or roots from coming out the bottom of your planter but still allow water to drain. Now all that is left is to load your new planter up with soil and plant your favorite plants!It took two 40 cubic foot bags of potting soil to fill all 5 planter boxes.
Place your new ladder planter on your porch, patio, or just lean it up against your house and enjoy your new plants!