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How to make a bed of barrel: 5 ways to alter the original barrel flower garden

How to make a bed of barrel: 5 ways to alter the original barrel flower garden

Often farmland is not so big to accommodate all that would like to decorate it. To break a bed, you need to press the beds, to plant a new tree, you need to find a suitable place for him or thoroughly revise the entire planting plan. Will there be an option when we did manage to get a full flowerbed with flowers, and it will not take much space? If your house is old, but still sturdy enough wooden, plastic or iron barrel, consider yourself lucky. Just look what an interesting design it can be built.

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Option #1 — compact three-tiered flower bed

We will need one wooden barrel, quite a bit of space and a strong desire to make a cute and, most importantly, compact flower bed.

Three-tiered flower bed

You will agree that this three-tiered structure attracts attention. And when you consider that will cost you this bed is very cheap, the value of the idea becomes even higher

We will prepare all we need to perform planned:

  • two boards 15х150х650 mm, the length of which depends on the width of our wooden containers;
  • six boards 15х100х250-300 mm, their length depends on the angles of the structure;
  • power tools: drill, jig saw and screw gun;
  • protractor or even a simple school protractor;
  • screws, chalk, measuring tape and twine.

The barrel must not be cracked, so she does not fall apart in the most inopportune moment. If you have doubts about this and Tara have not been used fill it with water, let them stand up and swell a little.

The design will be multi-tiered. In the planned version, it has three levels. To outline them, you should measure the circumference of the tank with a tape, to define the parameters of each part and make relevant notes. The division of the barrel twine demonstrates that we should be able.

Stage # 1

Nothing complicated neither at this stage nor later on you do not expect: for this work do not need special skills. The photo shows how the measurement is performed in inches

Measure out and mark the location of the first and second levels of the structure. To do this, from the top edge of the vessel uscite 15 cm down and note the first level. It counted down from 15 cm – we got the parameters of the second level. Now the unneeded parts, constituting slightly less than half of the total, to cut off.

Do the work slowly and very carefully. Better chalk to mark the line of the next cut. When working with wood you can use a standard blade. When you have to cut the metal Hoop, without any cloth on metal will not do. Guided by the location of the lines cut, it is better to fix the cut part of the Hoop on the container.

Stage 2

When performing this work, it is important not to fuss and do the job neatly. The more diligence you show, the more effective will be the result

Unnecessary parts removed. Now we have to measure the width of the barrel on the top and on the second tier. In our example, we took it equal to 650 mm. it depends on the actual parameters of our containers, therefore, need to be adjusted accordingly. Now the Board can be applied to the cut levels and fasten the screws. By the way, for creating basic and then the additional tiers, you can use the boards from pallets. If necessary they can be pre-sanded. However, any other wood the right size would also work.

Stage # 3

Such trays appear on the site, along with the blocks, paving tiles or other materials. Quite suitable Board needs to find its scope

At the bottom of the barrel don’t forget to drill drainage holes. Once the basic tier is already done, you can start making small triangular tiers. Side of the connection boards should be washed down at an angle of 45 degrees. Adjust the size of the boards. Three triangular shapes should be connected with screws and attached to the main tiers as shown in the photos.

Stage # 4

Take the time for impregnation of construction means to prevent rotting. You can just paint the resulting design: it will last you much longer

Now you can fill the container with soil and plant in it those plants that you like. But before this final stage is necessary to ensure that the design will serve you for as long as possible. For this you need to impregnate the wood with a special compound or paint, using weather-resistant paint. Elegant and quite unusual flowerbed is ready to take on your plot allotted to her place.

Option #2 — four-tiered design for flowers

From the previous this design differs only in the number of tiers and some structural nuances. The General meaning of this construction remains the same: on the small area there is a great bed that can be filled with beautiful plants.

We recommend you to use the tightening tape made of aluminum. They are not covered with rust and will serve longer. The finished construction should proolifit three times. Only after it thoroughly dries, you can fill the capacity of the soil by adding fertilizers.

Flowerbed of four tiers

A small change in the design allows us to construct another attractive flower bed that won’t take up much space, but will not go unnoticed

On the lower floors of the two designs it is best to plant plants with long stems. In the upper levels it is more logical to place the creepers or low-growing flowers. Very soon flowerbed filled with flowers and greenery and will look as you always wanted.

Option #3 — cask of strawberry and not only

In such containers you can grow not only flowers, but also strawberries. In this example, the capacity of wood or plastic used for strawberries, but it makes sense to pay attention to the planting method. Because strawberries can easily be replaced by any creepers, which, together with the flowers planted in the top of the building, which will be a real decoration of your garden.

Barrel for strawberry

If we cut holes in the plastic, you can use a drill and a sharp sturdy knife. To work with wood you need a special cutter «ballerina»

Choose a solid barrel made of plastic or wood. Staggered cut in its sides openings, the size of which will be approximately 7-8 cm in width. The distance between them should be about 15-20 cm do Not forget about the drainage holes in the bottom of the structure. At the bottom laid a layer of gravel.

In the center of the design insert the pipe (10 cm in diameter) with holes. It also fill it with gravel. Through this tube it is possible to carry out watering and fertilizing. Tightly fill the barrel with soil to the first row of holes. Sit the first round of plants, water. And consistently fill the entire capacity to the top. On top of planting the remaining seedlings.

Option #4 — some more «wooden» ideas

Barrels are made of wood – the most beneficial material. They are attractive without much decorations. The wood itself is interesting, and in combination and the metal hoops she looks especially colorful. Let’s just get out of this material a few simple, but very nice buildings.

If you want to decorate two vases-doubles of the entrance to the building or entry gate, sturdy barrel sawn transversely into two equal parts. Very compact high tubs. It is possible to impregnate buildings with rot and varnish for outdoor use. Design filled with quality soil and planted them in a seedling or seeds. Advantage of portable beds is that the plants in them can be planted in advance, and with the onset of warm season, they will decorate your garden.

Cut through

What a luxurious compositions can be created out of literally junk material! Each such bed — a guarantee of good mood of its owner

If you cut the barrel, not across, and along, get two large, but low flowerbeds. Place this decoration can be everywhere: in the middle of the green lawn around the fence or gazebo near the house or any other place of the country site. In full accordance with the chosen style of your site, you can cover the wood with lacquer or paint in any chosen colour.

Longitudinal section

This half barrel mounted on the box, decorated with wonderful flowers that are in pots. This little trick allows you to quickly change the design of flower beds at the request of its owner

There is another very interesting option: simulation of a fallen barrel, from which something is poured. It is possible to cut capacity on the diagonal into two unequal parts. We need one that more. It will need to dig into the ground too deeply, and so it has found a reliable stability, and to place the cut was not visible. Flowers should be planted so that they simulated a spillage or track.

Flowing flower beds

The flow of water or the bubbling foam flowing out of the barrel, can easily mimic the low-growing flowers. Particularly impressive this track looks on the lawn

The requirement to flowers one – they must be undersized. Otherwise, the composition will not look as intended. Flowers should be the same color. If they are blue, it’s a simulation of spilled water, yellow honey and white milk, and different shades of red will create the illusion of the flow of tomato juice or wine. Looks like this decoration very impressive.

Pots from the keg

This planter looks like an installation, with which its author wished to demonstrate the victory of life over death, freedom over confinement

If the barrel is small, it is also possible to use. It will make a good planter for flowering basket plant. Delicate openwork vegetation is very colorful look at the background of old wood and untouched rust metal.

Option #5 — capacity plastic or metal

Advantage barrels are made of plastic is its excellent preservation. It does not rust. It can be used in the same way as wood, but it looks not so impressive. Before planting her flowers, you need to correct this deficiency: plastic should decorate. Interesting paint capacity you can use the remote control or spray.

Painting plastic barrel

Not to spoil the work initially, you need to clean and dry the barrel to put on a big piece of unnecessary plastic or cloth will not stick dirt and dust

As template you can use twigs and other materials that can create a recognizable contour. They should be thick enough that the paint was sprayed around, and not smeared on leaves and other surfaces. Formed around the template contour can be a little touch up with a brush.

Beds of iron barrels

When you use barrels of iron as beds the most important issue is the decoration themselves. Wonderful flowers — it’s just a haircut new garden characters

To transform an old metal barrel, it needs a good clean from dirt and dry in the sun. So we will prepare the surface for the work ahead. The main background should be applied with a roller or wide brush. Paint is better to spare. The details of the pattern draw a thin brush. The resulting funny flower beds will be a real decoration of your site. The idea of drawing can be learned by watching this video:

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