Dustin's DIY Pedestal Garden

Dustin's DIY Pedestal Garden

Laure Joliet
Nov 8, 2010

On the heels of the success of Annette's Modern DIY Outdoor Planter is Dustin's simple idea for, ahem, raising the bar in the garden, using simple materials to create height and some drama in a small outdoor space.

Dustin used Gainey cylinders (which you can buy locally in LA at Potted) but you could use any pot. He used galvanized pipe in different lengths with one end that can screw into a flange and then the flange it screws into to raise up each of the containers. He drilled the flange into the bottom of the pot with a masonry bit, added two drainage holes on either side and that's it.

This installation was done for a young couple who needed a quick solution for their garden before they got married in it. Once the containers grow in, the cascading plants will look like sculptures in the garden and help compliment their small outdoor space with some height without having to buy full grown plants.

See more of Dustin Gimbel's work on his website Second Nature Design.

Images: Dustin Gimbel

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