Whilst piddling around on the web the other day, I found a site in the UK that sold the cutest garden decor.
This hanging herb shelf caught my eye.
image via gardentrading.co.uk
I said to myself, “self you could totally knock that off!”
And so I did.
I’ll walk you through it in case you feel like building one too.
First step- a trip to the lumber yard. It cost about $5-$8 depending.
Buy list: 3- 1×2’s, 1- 2×2, 1- cedar fence panel.
Cut all the pieces to size. I didn’t follow the size of the one above. It seemed a little large for my liking.
2- 1 x2’s @ 34″
12-1 x 2’s @ 19″
I used 2 1/2″ screws.
Assemble the back piece like-a-dis. The dimensions are 34″ tall by 22″ wide. The middle 1×2’s are spaced 1 1/2″ apart. I just used the width of a 1×2 as a spacer.
Shown here laying sideways.
Assemble the shelf like so. I used a cedar picket and cut it to 20 1/2″ long. The dimensions of the shelf are 22″ x 8 1/4″.
Just measure as you build to know the exact measurements you need.
Attach shelves to back.
Next are the supports. Cut your 2×2 @ 7 1/2″ (short end to short end) at a 45 degree angle on both ends, not parallel. If you can find a good way to attach it with screws, go for it, I could not, so I used wood glue. It worked out really nice and they are very strong. Here it is all finished, stained and mounted.
I mounted it right by the front door so guests can have something to look at while I frantically clean my house before opening the door to them. Just kidding, that NEVER happens! 😉