Feedback
Resene Paints - home page

Upright planter

Go vertical with this simple wooden planter and finish it off with a rich green from the Resene Woodsman exterior wood stains range.

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 41

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Two 1.2m treated fence palings, 50mm galvanised nails, drill with hole-cutting attachment, hammer, paintbrush, paint stirrer, pencil, exterior PVA glue, sandpaper, saw, set square
and tape measure. Resene Waterborne Woodsman Penetrating Oil Stain tinted to Resene Earthsong.

To get the look: Mark painted the background panel with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Norwester and Resene Prussian Blue.

Other ideas: For a rich red effect stain the planter with Resene Waterborne Woodsman tinted to Resene Totem Pole.

Step 1
Step one
Measure halfway along each of the fence palings and mark a line using a pencil and set square.
Step 2
Step two
Cut the fence palings in half using the pencil lines as a guide.
Step 3
Step three
Measure, mark and cut three evenly spaced holes in two of the pieces of fence paling, as shown.
Step 4
Step four
Step two Step three Step four Fix these two pieces together, as shown, using PVA glue and nails.
Step 5
Step five
Attach the two remaining pieces of fence paling, as shown, fixing with PVA glue and nails.
Step 6
Step six
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 7
Step seven
Stir the Resene Waterborne Woodsman thoroughly with a paint stirrer.
Step 8
Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Earthsong to the planter, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

Other projects you might like to try

Paint a checkerboard floor
Checkerboard floor

Weekend DIY
Paint a feature wall with two contrasting colours
Feature wall

Weekend DIY
paint an wooden interior of a workshop or shed
Pale wood interior

Ways with wood
Paint garden border edging
Modern mailbox

Ways with wood
Build stackable planter boxes
Stackable planters

Weekend Gardener
Create tin can plant pots to hang on your fence
Fancy fencing

Weekend Gardener

View more projects

 

Get inspired!  Sign up for our e-newsletter  |  Get saving!  Save with a Resene DIY card

Resene Paints Ltd

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask us!

Resene Paints Ltd   – www.resene.com

View Videos

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.