Monday, April 30, 2012

Project: planter box holders

 We recently got these planter boxes for out deck railing, they need a special mounting bracket to hold them.  I wanted to take a shot at making them before buying some.

1/8" x 3/4" x 36" aluminum stock

The bending method

One thing to be careful of is bending the aluminum too fast or you risk breaking it! Which is what happened to me:

Snap! Right in the kisser!

The final product! Because the aluminum is so soft, it  tends to sag under the weight of the dirt in the planter. If I were to do it again I'd try to make them out of a more stout material or brace it somehow. But in any case, for $10.

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