Create an Herb Solarium

Create an herb solarium

Begin starter plants early this season or keep fresh herbs in your kitchen year-round with this reflective, water-retaining table-top solarium.

You need
Utilities
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Tape measure
  • Gloves
Materials
  • Wooden Tray
  • Thin Sheet Metal
  • Small Piece of Wood
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter

Let's go - step by step

Step 1 5
Measure the dimensions of metal you will need to cut

Measure the dimensions of metal you will need to cut: Measure the bottom of the wooden tray, adding 2.5 cm in length and width to allow for extra lining up the tray walls. TIP: When cutting metal, wear work gloves and eye protection to avoid injury. Be sure to secure your workpiece to a tabletop with a clamp before cutting.

Step 2 5
Cut your metal using Dremel DSM20 and DSM510 Cutting blade

Cut your marked lines using the Dremel® DSM20 and DSM510 Metal Cutting Blade.

Step 3 5
Use A550 Comfort guard. Mark lines in all 4 corners of metal sheet

Mark lines in all 4 corners of the sheet metal, 1 cm from the edges and make cuts 1 cm deep. TIP: Use the A550 Comfort Guard for increased comfort from sparks. You still need to wear proper safety gear- work gloves and eye protection.

Step 4 5
Use edge of tabletop as guide.

Using the edge of your tabletop as your guide- fold 3 of the 1 cm walls of the lining to your solarium.

Step 5 5
Lay a piece of wood inside lining.

Lay a small piece of wood inside the lining to help you complete your last fold. Lay your sheet metal lining into a wooden tray. Add terracotta potted plants and water. TIP: Folding a perfect crease may be difficult. Once you have set the metal lining in your tray, you may need to pound into place using a rubber mallet.