I absolutely love the custom driftwood planter outside my diningroom. It makes me smile every single day. I even smile when annoyingly destructive “Henry” visits. (My backyard neighbor has called every squirrel she’s ever seen “Henry” forever. It’s so cute!) Henry is lucky I do not intentionally kill living things.
This project is a combination of art, hanging planter, and custom-built plant stand. Some significant factors in its creation were:
Both the planter and the stand needed to be secure, secure, secure!
I live on an earthquake fault. The window I look through to admire this piece is a large 7′ x 6′ picture window – one biggo solid piece of glass. One that would be really, really expensive to replace.
It was absolutely ESSENTIAL that this driftwood planter never, ever touch that picture window.
The planter needed to be removable.
Plants die. I’m actually pretty good at killing them. So when the plants on the driftwood croak, I needed to be able to take the entire piece down so that I can replant it.
Now, I didn’t say that was going to be easy. In fact, it will take two of us. But the need has been anticipated and accommodated.
The planter needed to not strain the fence in any way.
Infrastructure, infrastructure, infrastructure. Check out the pictures below for details.
Is a picture worth 1,000 words?
The detailed pictures of all the components of this planter are under construction. Soon you will be able to double-click on each of the pictures below to view the underlying techniques used to secure the planter while allowing future adjustments. Thank you for your patience.
To read the story behind the driftwood planter, click here