Acrylic and Wood Plant Pot

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Antonio Hernandez Menchaca

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Antonio Hernandez Menchaca
Mexico City, Mexico

General Information

In this project I’ll show you how to make this simple plant pot, with 2 see through acrylic sides.

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Material Description Price
Clear Acrylic Sheet

Clear Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Type: Cast, Thickness: 1/8 in, Backing: Paper

$5.99

Walnut

Walnut (×2)

6" × 12" × 3/4" Walnut

$13.98

$19.97
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1

Materials

5 minutes

The materials needed for this project are the following:
- 8 × 12 inch piece of walnut, 20 mm thick
- 8 × 12 inch piece of transparent acrylic, 1/8 inch thick
- 150 grit Sandpaper
- Glue

2

Carving

30 minutes

Fasten your pieces to your X-Carve and start the carving process.

3

Sanding

5 minutes

Once all 5 pieces are done carving, find any immperfections and sand them down with your 150 grit sand paper.

4

Glue-up

5 minutes

Make sure the long wooden piece is on the bottom and glue both short pieces to the sides. Make sure the 1/8 grooves are on the inside of the piece.
Place a litte bit of glue on the grooves, not too much because we don’t want squeeze out and insert the acrylic cut outs into the grooves.

5

Finish

5 minutes

Make sure to waterproof the wood so humidity doesn’t damage it. In this case I’d go for tung oil.

Garrett
Having the grooves run the entire length of the bottom piece will result in holes on each side when assembled. This would cause a leak if it isn't sealed. I would recommend shortening the groves by 10 mm on either end of the bottom piece. That would eliminate the holes.
Garrett
Antonio Hernandez Menchaca
Oh, that's true. Didn't even think of that, thank you very much Garrett, already fixed the design. :)
Antonio Hernandez Menchaca