TIME: 2.5 HOURS
SKILL LEVEL: BEGINNER
ESTIMATED COST: $55
Build your own garden planter using Sika® PostFix® and SikaBond® Construction Adhesive. This easy project adds an eye catching feature to your garden bed and increase your garden’s area.
PRO Select Products Used
Supplies & Tools
- Post Hole Digger
- Caulk Gun
- 4" x 4" x 8' Pressure Treated Wood Post
- 20" Diameter Cedar Whiskey Barrel Planter
- (1) 50 Qt. Bag of Potting Mix
Step 1: Preparation
Cut the 4" × 4" post to a 6′-0″ length. This can typically be done free of charge at the major home improvement stores. Fill the planter halfway with potting mix.
Step 2: Digging The Hole
Using the post hole digger, dig a hole that is 8" in diameter and 36" deep.
Step 3: Using Sika® PostFix®
Place the post in the hole. Prepare the bag of Sika® PostFix® following instructions printed on the packaging. Pour the contents of Sika® PostFix® around the post. Place a level along the length of the post and hold in place for 30 seconds making sure the post is plumb. Allow two hours for the Sika® PostFix® to fully cure.
Step 4: Applying SikaBond® Construction Adhesive
Apply an fair amount of SikaBond® Construction Adhesive to the top of the post. Place the whiskey barrel on the post. Allow 2 hours for the adhesive to cure.
Step 5: Finishing Touch
Once adhesive is fully cured, add the remaining potting mix and then add your chosen plants.