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.