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My very first Instructable was a rustic pallet wood planter which was a fairly simple build, I did however make two other more complicated planters at the same time which I never did a tutorial for. The reason I never made that tutorial was that the planters contained compound angles which I kept cutting last time until I got them right (or close enough). So this time round I'm making it as an Instructable with a better attempt at the compound angles (attempt being the operative word) and a little plan to try and help you with marking and cutting compound angles. The material list in this Instructable is for 2 planters.

Theres a video up on YouTube of the build and installation of the planters and as always, more detailed instructions below.

Thanks for checking it out and I hope you enjoy it!

Step 1: Tools and Materials

Picture of Tools and Materials


- Pencil and rule

- Combination square

- Rip saw or table saw

- Crosscut saw or table saw

- Hammer

- Big Mallet/Sledgehammer/Post Rammer to hit the logs into the ground

- Brace/Drill and 3mm bit

- Screwdriver/Drill


- 8 lengths of wood 30cm X 4cm X 4cm (11 13/16" X 1 9/16" X 1 9/16")

- 2 Pieces of wood 15cm X 15cm X 1.5cm (5 15/16" X 5 15/16" X 9/16")

- 6 lengths of pallet wood 100cm X 6cm X 1.5cm (39 3/8" X 2 3/8" X 9/16")

- 1 log around 6cm in diameter and 80cm long (2 3/8" in diameter and 31 1/2" long)

- 1 log around 6cm in diameter and 110cm long (2 3/8" in diameter and 43 5/16" long)

- 2 branches around 3cm in diameter and 160cm long (13/16" in diameter and 63" long)

- 100 X 4cm ring shank nails (1 9/16")

- 40 X 5cm screws (2")

- Some plastic/ landscape material for inside the planters

- Compost

- Plants

CraftAndu2 years ago

They look awesome!

timberanew (author)  CraftAndu2 years ago

Thank you very much! I love that leather toolbag you made, think I need one o those haha.

Cris DIY2 years ago
Nice job!
timberanew (author)  Cris DIY2 years ago

Thanks a lot Cris!

StephanP12 years ago

It's a great pleasure to find you today in the newsletter! Congratulation Clint!

timberanew (author)  StephanP12 years ago

Haha yes I was rather pleased with that too! Thanks a lot Stephan!

beautifull !
timberanew (author)  indianagrenoble2 years ago

Thank you very much!