Hi everyone! I’m new to the community I'd love to hear what you think about my barrel planter with legs project
I wanna make my wine barrel into a garden bed thats elevated 50cm from the ground. I googled options online and there are a number of ways to fix legs onto the barrel and I don't know the pros & cons for any of them!
The planter will be very heavy as it will be filled with soil (estimate 150-200kgs) so I wonder which type of support works best?? I drew up some options below
This is my wine barrel:
I have a bunch of wood but I have no idea what type of wood they are. The longest one is like 4m but most of them are narrow (5cm width).
In terms of tools, I have a mitre saw and jigsaw, L brackets, clamps and wood glue.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @jollyyau. It's great to have you join us and many thanks for your question.
I'd strongly suggest you pick a leg design that supports the base insert of the barrel. The base is only held in with a pressure fit enabled by the strapping. If you leave the base unsupported, it might fall out over time because of the soil weight.
I'd suggest a design like the one I have copied below would be the most suitable. From a design perspective, I like the legs on the outside but am concerned about how they'll go supporting the weight.
I like this one (from above) - looks like you could shop around for a second hand wooden stool and simply chop it in half and adapt it to fit the base?