Bring Your Project To Life
Skill Level: Intermediate
Bring your garden indoors with your very own live wall.
Step by Step Instructions
Step 1. Measure how big you want your live wall to be
Measure width and height of felt pockets
Step 2. Create the frame
Cut 8 lengths of 2x1 timber at half the width of pockets. These will be tops and bottoms. Cut 4 lengths at twice the height of pockets.
Step 3. Attach the frame together
Pre-drill 2 holes in top and bottom of the long lengths.
Step 4. Attach the frame together
Screw top pieces to side lengths
Then, screw another of these pieces just below, turned 90° to keep the frame square.
Repeat this top and bottom.
Step 5. Cut the pieces of timber needed for the inner frame
Divide frame height into approx 15cm sections and cut the required timber of cross pieces. In our example (frame size 2m x 50cm) we needed a cross bars plus 4 for the tops and bottoms. 13 in total.
Step 6. Attach the inner frame pieces together
Screw these cross bars in.
Repeat on the second frame.
Step 7. Mark up the live wall on your wall
Work out where the 4 hooks are to go on the wall and mark the wall with a pencil or chalk.
Drill 6mm holes in wall and insert 6mm wall plug.
Screw on the hooks all 4 hooks.
Step 8. Hang and Screw frames
Hang both frames side by side.
Screw together the frames.
Step 9. Hang felt pockets to frame
Attach felt pockets to wall using 4 x 40 screw and penny washer using all holes provided and fixing into wooden frame. Be sure to drill pilot holes before screwing into corners of frames to avoid splitting.
Step 10. Decorate
Fill pockets with plants and water thoroughly
Step 11. Enjoy
Watch your wall grow.