Woodwork - DIY Planter Box

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Course description

Learn how to build your own planter box in Sydney.

In this workshop you will design and create your own planter box with The Bower while gaining the knowledge and hands-on experience to construct a planter box from reclaimed timbers.

Whether for inside or outside use, planter boxes add beauty to any place as well as many health benefits. With the right planter box, you are perfectly equipped for growing your own plants, herbs, fruit & vegetables or flowers.

Discuss your ideas and needs with your tutor and make a planter box that fits your needs.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure maximal learning experience.

Ideal for…

This course is designed for those with no knowledge or experience with woodwork.

Course content
  • Knowledge of general safety in the workshop
  • Understanding of second hand timber
  • Knowledge of good woodworking for indoors, gardens and the outdoors
  • Understanding of how to work accurately to a plan
  • Skill with saws, hammer, and drills
Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the you will have:

  • learned how to use woodworking tools safely;
  • learned to read a basic plan drawing;
  • learned the carpentry terminology;
  • made a planter box (The foot print of each box will be 35cm x 65 cm) The height and whether you want it with legs depend on your needs
Materials

All tools and materials are provided, however students are welcome to bring their own tools – old and new – and learn how to use and maintain them.

Venue

The Bower Reuse & Repair Centre Workshop
107 Redfern Street, Redfern
(Entry via Turner Street (opposite of 23 Turner Street) from rear of building)

Other Information
  • Please don’t wear your best clothing
  • If you have long hair, please tie it back
  • Wear closed-in shoes