Senior Technical Editor Mark Powers shows how to stack cast-concrete blocks to make a stone planter. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse How to Create a Container Garden: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsWzQCAT8nU&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=327 How to Plant Flower Bulbs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COq021oHUD4&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=127 How to Plant a Flower Bed in Clay Soil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8Q3UJywPao&index=247&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV Shopping List for How to Build a Stone Planter: – Cast-concrete blocks. Choose those meant for freestanding and retaining walls, not walkway pavers. To calculate how many blocks you need, divide the area, in inches, of each wall by the area of the largest block’s face. Add 10 percent to cover cuts and breakage – Paver base. A 50-pound bag covers 2 square feet at 3 inches deep – Leveling sand. A 50-pound bag covers about 6 square feet at 1 inch deep – Drainage stone. Get enough to fill your planters to three courses from the top – Masonry construction adhesive – Landscape fabric – Topsoil Tools for How to Build a Stone Planter: – spade – stakes – mason line and line level – shovel – hand tamper – steel rake – rubber mallet – 2-foot level – mason’s chisel and maul – brick hammer – caulk gun – scissors to cut the landscape fabric Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/ Video Rating: / 5 Related PostsHow to Build a Privacy Planter – This Old HouseHow to Build a Planter Bench – This Old HouseHow to Build a Timber Retaining Wall – This Old HouseHow to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden – This Old HouseMy First Brick Block Wall Veneer Stone PlanterStone Planter Wall Contractor in Herndon, VA
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