TIM­BER pot cov­ers

Better Homes and Gardens (Australia) - - Instant Impact -

Cre­ate an all-nat­u­ral look in your gar­den with tim­ber pot cov­ers. Ad­just them to suit the size of your pots, which also helps cre­ate va­ri­ety. For taller pots, stack two cov­ers on top of each other to add height

What you’ll need

Mitre saw; 140 x 18mm x 1.2m Western red cedar; PVA glue: mask­ing tape; clear satin polyurethane; paint­brush; 240-grit sand­pa­per

Here’s how

Us­ing a mitre saw, cut six 200mm lengths of cedar with a 30° an­gle on each end. This will suit a 300mm pot with a bit of wrig­gle room around it. For smaller pots, re­duce the length of the tim­ber pieces. Sit the lengths on edge, spread PVA glue on the cut ends and butt to­gether. Wipe off ex­cess glue with a damp rag. Hold the joins to­gether with mask­ing tape while the glue dries. Ap­ply 3 coats of clear satin polyurethane to the planter, al­low­ing to dry and sanding lightly be­tween coats.

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