How to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden – This Old House


Use pressure-treated lumber and galvanized planter boxes to erect a vertical garden filled with colorful greenery. (See below for a shopping list, tools, cut list, and plant guide.)

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Shopping List for How to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden:
– 1×6 pressure-treated pine. Get four 12-footers for the hanging rails
– 1×4 pressure-treated pine. Get five 8-footers for the uprights
– 1×2 pressure-treated pine. Get one 12-footer
– 2×4 lumber. Get two 6-footers
– 1/2-inch lattice. Get one 4-by-8-foot panel
– galvanized-steel planter boxes
– 1-inch PVC pipe”] Get a 4-foot length
– 1 1/4-inch deck screws
– 2 1/2-inch screws
– 8-inch structural screws
– painter’s tape
– exterior wood glue
– latex caulk
– exterior-grade stain
– 2-inch chip brush
– plants
– potting soil
– planting mix
– green vinyl
– plant tape

Tools for How to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden:
– stud finder
– tape measure
4-foot level
– clamps
– combination square
– circular saw with fence
– drill/driver
– 9-by-1/4-inch drill bit
– miter saw

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