If you fancy adding a splash of colour to your garden but are struggling for space, we may have the solution for you.  Cutshop customer, John Mead, came to us with a DIY project to brighten up his grandchildren’s outdoor play – and keep the plants and flowers safe from wayward balls and feet!

John had spotted the idea for a space-saving garden in the Spring/Summer issue of Resene’s Habitat magazine and decided to make two garden walls, one for each set of grandchildren.  He took the step-by-step plan to Cutshop to avoid the time-consuming task of cutting the pieces – there were 32 front slats for each garden.

“For a person with basic DIY ability, cutting the components would be quite a complex task,” commented John.  “I wanted to do a thorough paint job so I drilled and painted each of the 32 front slats before assembly.  It was worth the effort and I’m very pleased with the end-products – they’ll give good service for many years.”

You draw it, we’ll make it

So, John approached us with the materials, and we entered his design into our programme. After tweaking a few dimensions to make things work, the components were soon ready for assembly. John’s bright yellow and green front-facing slats look awesome.

The benefits of this simple but effective design are clear:

  • Space saving—you don’t need a large back yard.
  • Aesthetics—garden walls brighten up grey urban environments.
  • Accessibility—plants are easier to reach for watering and pruning

 

If you’d like to make a garden wall or vertical vegetable garden, there’s some good news: thanks to John’s efforts, this product is now programmed into our software.  Just email us at mtwellington@cutshop.com and ask for one to be delivered flat-packed to your door ($315.00 plus freight).

 

At Cutshop, we provide a cut-to-size service to DIYers and the trade.  We can cut just about anything:  MDF, solid timber, laminate, Perspex, acrylic — even aluminium.  Don’t let a lack of machinery or technical know-how slow you down.  If you can draw your idea, we’ll do the rest.

We’ll be working with Habitat magazine to bring more of their fantastic ideas to life – so stay tuned for future projects.

John and his grandson Eli enjoying the colourful living wall in their garden

John and his grandson Eli enjoying the colourful living wall in their garden

Habitat by Resene magazine - click here to read full step-by-step instructions

Habitat by Resene magazine - click here to read full step-by-step instructions

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