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How to make a wooden flower planter for your terrace or balcony. If your terrace or balcony could do with a bit of shade and you want to plant a small tree or palm to dress your space, just take your Dremel® DSM20 Compact Saw to cut the individual wooden scaffolding boards to the right length, then use your Dremel® 3000 to help assemble it. A few hours later and a designer planter is yours! Simply follow our step-by-step guide.
Create a flower planter for your terrace or balcony
Recycle a pallet for a multi-functional table.
Why not make something beautiful out of a small bare paved courtyard. Add some tiling, a raised flowerbed, some pots and some painted trellis – plus some gorgeous scented plants – and sit back with a glass of wine and a book. It’s worth the effort and needn’t take long using your clever Dremel® 8200. Simply follow our step-by-step guide and use our images to inspire you!
Cutting and fitting trellis to a courtyard garden
Re-use old baskets to create a cozy look to your outdoor hang-out!
Personalize your garden space and create unique gifts this season by etching terracotta painted pots.
Give last-year’s patio furniture a fresh, bold look this Spring. Restoring weathered patio furniture is easy with any Dremel® Multi-Max tool and Rotary tool with the right accessories.
Refinish Patio Furniture
Add some ambiance to your outdoor party with a personal fireplace.
Ever wanted to add a touch of glamour to your balcony with a decorative feature? Well, how about creating a 'window' to bring the outside in! See our step-by- step guide below using your new Dremel® DSM20 Compact Saw.
Create a 'window' and increase the size of your balcony...
Create some atmospheric deck lighting…
Insetting Lighting into your Garden Decking
Age and exposure to the elements can leave your metal patio furniture with flaking paint and a rusted appearance. Relax and enjoy the outdoors once again when you use your Dremel rotary tool to give metal furniture a fresh look.
Tip: The 425 polishing wheel requires the 402 mandrel.
Restore Metal Patio Furniture
Bring a warm glow to any outdoor living area with this unique lamp. Durable terra cotta material endures the outside elements and adds a relaxed garden atmosphere anywhere. What's more, you made it yourself.
Tip: Making more frequent, less aggressive cuts will produce better results. Using too much pressure or cutting too quickly may crack the terra cotta.
Terra Cotta Patio Lights
Age, heavy use, and weather can leave your barbecue grill with a dull finish and rusted. Get ready for a new grilling season with a fresh-looking grill when you use your Dremel rotary tool to prepare it for painting and remove cooking residue.
Tip: If you scrub the hot cooking grate with a grill brush immediately after cooking you will minimize grime build-up.
Cleaning a Grill
An 8" diameter gourd will provide enough room for most birds. A 1 3/8" hole is suitable for wrens, titmouses and nuthatches. A 1 5/8" hole is suitable for bluebirds, swallows and some woodpeckers. A 2" hole is suitable for purple martins and most woodpeckers. If the gourd is thick, you will need to get through the shell gradually with a less aggressive, more frequent pass. Two coats of spray polyurethane each year will help protect your gourd birdhouse from the elements.
Making a Gourd Birdhouse
The Dremel 10.8V Lithium-ion cordless rotary tool is ideal for use with the Dremel chain saw sharpening attachment because it allows sharpening of chain saw blades in remote locations away from electric power.
Sharpening a Chain Saw
When working through the terra cotta, it is best to wear the terra cotta away with a less aggressive, more frequent pass. It is not possible to plunge the bit through the terra cotta. You can paint the terra cotta in seasonal colors or leave it natural. You can turn a terra cotta pot upside down over a terra cotta saucer to create a covered luminary.
Making Terra Cotta Luminaries