One of my favorite designs (and that is very popular right now) is geometric anything. It’s clean, modern, has great lines, and it works perfectly with the mid-century modern look. So for me it’s a win. My wife was the one that challenged me to attempt to make a geometric planter, and I’m glad she did.
- The plywood for this geometric planter is 3/4″ Maple.
- Each piece is 3″ wide and compound mitered to 80 degrees (video shows 70, ignore that).
- I used tight bond 2 wood glue on every piece.
- Tape up all of the pieces from the outside and lay them tightly next to each other, so that nothing moves out of place.
- I find using a ratchet strap makes “clamping” this shape easy.
- for the exposed plywood, use birch or maple iron on edge banding veneer.
- For the bottom of the planter pot, trace out the area so you will have a perfect tight fit once cut on the band saw.
- Also for the bottom, use paintable calk to make the bottom look edgeless and clean.
- PRO TIP. To achieve flawless seams, sand, then apply a small amount of wood filler with your finger on every point thats not super tight. Even 1/16 will need some filler. This applies to even the edge banding. Sand again lightly to smooth everything out.
- Before painting, use wood primer to prevent chipping later.
- For the legs, I used cherry with oil/wax as sealer. The joints are held up with domino tenons. You can use pocket holes with wooden plugs.
- Keep the original planter bucket your plant came in and just have it sit inside of your new build. This will keep it clean and moisture free-ish.
- Final Dimensions.
- Planter; 16″ Diammeter, 16″ tall.
- Legs; 18″ tall , 18″ wide