Do It Yourself

Build a Quick & Easy Garden Planter

Posted by Sika Expert
January 18, 2019
Time: 2.5 Hours
Skill Level: Beginner
Estimated Cost: $55

Brief Description

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.

Supplies & Tools

  • Post Hole Digger
  • Shovel
  • Level
  • Caulk Gun
  • Scissors
  • 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.

Sika® PostFix®.

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.

Pouring Sika® PostFix® in the hole.

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.

Applying SikaBond® Construction Adhesive to post.

Step 5: Finishing Touch

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

Build a Quick & Easy Garden Planter using SikaBond® Construction Adhesive & Sika® PostFix®..