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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 sheets — 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.