May 18, 2012
File cabinet planter project complete! It took me all last weekend but somehow I managed to make the planters and build the fence all by my little self and let me tell you, it was sooooo worth it! I'm up there all the time.
Here's the top of the garage when its not flooded with sun...still makes me happy. The table and benches are Falster from Ikea, cheap and good looking for now.
I looked online and found out that all you really need to make a file cabinet into a planter is a piece of wood cut to fit the open bottom. I also drilled holes in what will be the new bottom so water can properly drain.
As I mentioned a few posts ago I had originally planned to paint the file cabinets white...not so good.
I used left over paint from the bathroom for the planers. For the fence I went with light weight bend board and redwood posts. I had to keep things light as it is on top of the garage.
When the file cabinets were all painted you really barely notice the one wood side.
And here's a close up of my purdy fence. So far it's only on the side of the garage facing the alley (for privacy) but seeing as it only cost me about $70 for all the fence supplies I might continue it around to the side facing the neighbors. Woo woo!