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Living Wall

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SKILL LEVEL

Warm up your outdoor oasis, add a living wall. To get started, make your cuts according to the cutlist provided. You'll find that the Dremel Saw-Max makes cutting various lengths of material very easy.

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Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

SM20-01 Saw-Max Tool Kit

Model # SM20

TOOL

4200 High-Performance Rotary Tool

Model # 4200

ACCESSORY

SM500 Wood & Plastic Carbide Wheel

Model # SM500

ACCESSORY

SM600 3" Wood & Plastic Flush Cut Wheel

Model # SM600

ACCESSORY

SM840 Saw-Max™ Miter Guide

Model # SM840

Materials

  • 5

    8' lengths of 1"x4" Cedar Planks
  • 1

    Dremel 150 1/8" Drill Bit
  • 2

    8' lengths of 1"x2" Cedar Planks
  • 1

    Potting Soil
  • 7

    8' lengths of 1"x6" Cedar Planks
  • 1

    Hammer and Finishing Nails
  • 1

    Plants for your Planter Boxes
  • 1

    Wood Glue
  • 1

    Drill Driver and Wood Screws

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

Start by cutting all of the pieces you'll need to complete your living wall, following the provided cut list. First, measure and mark your lengths of cedar planks. All of these cuts can be made using your Dremel Saw-Max tool equipped with the SM500 Wood & Plastic Wheel. Secure your material to your work bench, turn on your tool and cut along your marked lines. You'll notice how easy it is to make these one-handed cuts, easily following your marked lines through the notch at the front-end of the tool. Repeat this step for all of the materials on your cut list keeping them organized in separate piles.

STEP 2

Step 2

Once we cut all of our pieces, we decided to add some finishing touches to our living wall by miter cutting some of the edges. First, we miter cut the top frame piece of the trellis and planter box supports at a 45° angle. To do this, you will need your Saw-Max tool, a SM600 flush cutting blade and a miter guide. Place the miter guide flush against the cedar plank. Clamp the guide in place. Rest the Saw-Max against the guide as you begin cutting and move the tool smoothly through the material. Cut the opposite end of each support at an opposite 45 degree angle.

STEP 3

Step 3

Before assembling our planter boxes, we also miter cut the front edge of each side panel at a 90° angle to add a finished touch to them. Complete these cuts the same as you did in Step 2.

STEP 4

Step 4

Now it is time to assemble your planter boxes. To do this we ran a bead of wood glue along each of the joints and then secured them with finishing nails. Repeat this step for all of your planter boxes.

STEP 5

Step 5

To assemble your trellis, first lay out all of the pieces front side down as shown on the provided blue print and mark your pre-drill locations for each piece. We used the NEW Dremel 4200 tool to pre-drill our holes, through which you'll screw each trellis piece into place. Secure your first trellis piece to your workbench and you are ready to pre-drill pilot holes. Insert a 150 drill bit into your Dremel 4200 tool. Set the tool to high speed and plunge into each mark. After you have pre-drilled all of your holes, lay your trellis pieces out, face down again and secure them with a drill driver and wood screws.

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