DIY: Succulent Table

August 06, 2012 5:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

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Admired recently: a clever DIY project from Matti and Megan, the self-proclaimed “plant nerds” of Far Out Flora.

With a few key ingredients (salvaged table legs, a used shipping pallet, and a collection of succulents) and a bit of elbow grease, this duo created an outdoor table that doubles as a mini succulent garden. For more details, visit Matti and Megan’s blog, Far Out Flora.

Above: A textured and colorful succulent garden nestled in the center of the table.

Above: Their primary supplies were an old table (to salvage the legs) and used shipping pallets.

Above: Stripping planks from the pallet to make the table top.

Above: Attaching salvaged table legs to the frame made from pallet support boards.

Above: The boards laid on top of the frame before attaching, to ensure proper fit and sizing.

Above: Prior to planting, small holes were drilled in the bottom of the planting bed for drainage. The majority of the succulents are varieties of Sempervivum, Sedum, and a hint of Orostachys iwarenge, planted in fast-draining cactus mix.

Above: The finished product provides a permanent outdoor dining centerpiece.

NB: For another creative outdoor dining table idea, see DIY: Instant Wine Bar.