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It would be helpful if the measurements were provided in feet/inches for those of us over the pond. Looks like a good plan - doing it this weekend.
Gardendiynovice is right - the screw holes need to be drilled off-centre to prevent the screw above hitting the screw below! otherwise this is an easy, attractive project that used up some scrap lengths of two by two, and earned me Brownie points from my wife!
Re above description, I will start again, I made two of these planters, however, I should had mentined that each planter was half filled with the polystyrene packing peanuts and then the planter was filled with compost, I hope this has cleared up the confusion.
I built one of these this weekend and I am so pleased with it. Thank you for the inspiration.
I used the structure and idea and then turned it into something that would fit my garden. By the way, I have never done any carpentry or anything like this before. DIYnovice me ! My changes to the above project are as follows: I used 7cm x 4.7cm treated timber instead of 5x5cm to give a little more height. I used the following screws: 4mm (wide) x 7mm (long) x 100 (quantity). As timber and screws were the same dimension, I had to cut an edge off every piece of timber. You will need a saw for this, and a pencil, ruler and common sense. See pics. It gives it a professional finish. My planter is much bigger and in fact I haven't put a base on it as I wanted to use it as a base to build a rockery without the earth propping up against the fencing. Hope that makes sense. Hints: use a screw at each end of every piece of timber (hence 100 screws used). Put screws in off centre in order to avoid the screw below. Use a drill (4mm wood drill piece) and make a hole half way in order to stop wood from splitting.
My structure is double tiered at top and is 2.4m wide on one side and 1.6m wide on the other. I used the following timber lengths and got the timber merchant to cut and supply. (£104 including timber, cutting, screws and 3 metposts for corner supports) Lengths used: 2.4mx6, 2mx3, 1.6mx4, 1.2mx4, 65cmx8, 55cmx2, 40cmx20 @ £3.58 per 2.4m plus 10p per cut.
Hope you enjoy yours and many thanks for the inspiration.