How to Make Geometric Planters

Dan Faires shares instructions on how to make geometric planters made from concrete and wood.
 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

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Materials and Tools:

quick-set concrete
water
bucket
plastic cylinder (empty)
plastic jug (empty)
3 water bottles (empty)
orange juice carton (empty)
4x6" wood beam, cut down to 10"
table saw
circular saw
goggles
tape measure
drill with 2" Forstner bit
palm sander with 220-grit paper
mask
blade

Instructions:

Mix the concrete and water until it has a cake batter consistency.

 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Pour concrete mix into the larger containers, then set the smaller containers within the center of the mold. Allow the concrete to dry for 3 to 4 hours. While concrete is drying, you can start assembling wood planters.

 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Cut a standard 4x6-inch beam down to 10 inches. Slice angles off the wood block using a table saw and skill saw to create a geometric shape.

Using a drill and 2-inch Forstner bit, boar out a hole at the top, flat portion of the wood.

 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Sand the wood block using 220-grit paper.

 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Apply polyurethane or any color spray paint, and allow time to dry.

 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Concrete should be dry now. Remove the water bottles, and cut the mold away using a blade.

 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Smooth all of the rough edges using 220-grit sandpaper. 

 Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Geometric Planters

Make geometric planters from wood and cement to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

Add soil and your favorite plant.

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Make geometric planters from wood and concrete to create an eye-catching centerpiece for indoors or out.

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