Do It Yourself
Sika Post Fix

Build a quick and easy garden planter

Posted by Sika Expert
May 7, 2017

Build your own garden planter using Sika Post Fix and SikaBond adhesive. This easy project adds an eye catching feature to your garden bed and increase your garden’s area.

Time: 2.5 hours
Skill Level: Easy
Estimated Project Cost: $55.00

Post hole Digger
Caulk Gun

4 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. Pressure Treated Wood Post
(1) bag of Sika Post Fix
(1) 10.1 fl.oz. cartridge of SikaBond Adhesive
20″ Diameter Cedar Whiskey Barrel Planter
(1) 50 qt bag of Potting Mix

Prep work:

  • 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 1
Using the post hole digger, dig a hole that is 8 inches in diameter and 36 inch deep.

Garden Planter Sika Step 1

Step 2
Place the post in the hole.  Prepare the bag of Sika Post Fix following instructions printed on the packaging.  Pour the contents of Sika Post Fix 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 Post Fix to fully cure.

Garden Planer Sika Post Fix Step 2

Step 3
Apply an amount of SikaBond to the top of the post. Place the whiskey barrel on the post. Allow 2 hours for the adhesive to cure.

Garden Planter Sika Post Fix Step 3

Step 4
Once adhesive is fully cured, add the remaining potting mix and then add your chosen plants.

Garden Planter Sika Post Fix Step 4