In this episode, I’m collaborating with Hikoki / Metabo HPT on a limited tools project — a modern outdoor concrete planter box. As part of this collaboration, Hikoki is doing a GIVEAWAY of one of maker kits, including a circular saw, drill, and sander. Enter via Hikoki’s Instagram page here: http://bit.ly/2IQTWbj
Back to the planter box, this is a great outdoor project that can add a touch of color and plants or flowers to any deck, yard, or other outdoor setting. I designed this outdoor DIY planter so it can be made with only a circular saw, drill, and sander (and of course the usual small things that are needed for mixing concrete and assembling a melamine form). A miter saw is nice, but not required.
The planter is poured into a melamine form, which has an inner and outer form. To achieve the colors and thin walls of this planter, I used a GFRC concrete mix. I also used PVC trim to create channels wrapping around 3 sides of the planter After pouring the concrete for the body of the planter, I came back and used red, orange, and yellow pigment in the GFRC mix to fill the channels with a gradient of pigmented concrete.
More details for the HIKOKI / METABO HPT GIVEAWAY:
Entry Link: http://bit.ly/2IQTWbj
Prize: A maker kit including a cordless circular saw, drill, and sander from Hikoki / Metabo HPT (these tools are from the former Hitachi, which now goes by Metabo HPT in North America, and Hikoki everywhere else).
Contest Details: Go to my post on the @hikokiuk Instagram account: http://bit.ly/2IQTWbj On the post, tag a friend and comment, and use the hashtag #MakerGiveaway, and that’s it. The contest is open worldwide.
You can enter up to 3 times by doing the same on the posts for Chris and Keith's projects (also on the Hikoki Intstagram account). Terms and conditions apply and are available via Hikoki’s Instagram account.
Thanks much to Hikoki for supporting my channel and the maker community as a whole!
-- OTHER HIKOKI LIMITED TOOLS VIDEOS –
Chris Salomone’s Modern Shelving Unit: https://youtu.be/aWoycQK9Msg
Rag n’ Bone Brown’s Cat Bed Cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtpzaeimrGI
METABO HPT / HIKOKI TOOLS:
Multivolt 36V Circular Saw: http://bit.ly/2Vmuz7T
Multivolt 36V Cordless Miter Saw: http://bit.ly/2Zx6quE
Multivolt 36V Hammer Drill: http://bit.ly/2ZuKsIw
Random Orbit Sander: https://amzn.to/2PsqPfH
-- FOLLOW –
Modustrial Maker Instagram: @modustrialmaker - https://goo.gl/F4UdEs
-- OTHER PRODUCTS USED IN THE BUILD –
o PVC trim: https://amzn.to/2XHi8B0
o GFRC Concrete Mix: https://goo.gl/keUX8H
o 1.5 Bag of AR Glass Fibers: https://goo.gl/t4qpTN
o Cake Fondant Tool for perfect edges: http://amzn.to/2w0JCVx
o Helical Mixing Padde: https://amzn.to/2GFyxjF
o Concrete mixer: http://amzn.to/2kEnZFi
o Colored concrete pigments: http://bit.ly/2GxzWrf
o blue pigment #2 (small quantity): https://amzn.to/2DaNoTw
o concrete sealer: http://amzn.to/2xW7Gth
o Black 100% Silicone Caulk: http://amzn.to/2B64iRY
o Paste Finishing Wax: http://amzn.to/2kF565e
o GFRC Recipes (w/ product links): https://goo.gl/35RvFM
This project is part of a paid partnership with Hikoki Tools.