Currently, I am a little behind schedule but not by much. As of today, I have finalized the design, purchased and stained all the lumber, and built all 6 flower boxes. Below are three sketches: the first displays the overall design, and the other two, on the piece of wood, included calculations and the exact dimensions of lumber and parts needed. The overall design is a meant to lean against a wall, with the bases of the boxes parallel with the floor. The angle between the ladder-like garden and the floor is no greater than 70 degrees, and the distance from the wall to the base of the garden is 1.5 ft.
The following photo shows all the purchased lumber from Home Depot sitting in my living room. The employee that helped me at Home Depot wouldn’t let me leave without buying material for supports, hence the reason for soooooo much lumber.
Staining all the wood took much longer than expected: probably a total of 4.5 hours, which was 2x greater than expected. Regardless, the color turned out really well!! It is a mix of mostly Ipswich Pine 221 and a little bit of Honey 222, stains from Minwax Wood Finish Penetrating Stain.
Once all the stain dried, I applied the chalkboard paint to six planks, which would be used the front of the plant boxes. The right most photo, shows one box, but all six have been constructed.
More updates to come! 🙂