Create an indoor oasis

Make a stylish vertical garden with an ombre finish.


  • two 8mm x 44mm x 3m pine cover strips
  • ruler
  • 16mm chipboard screws
  • screwdriver
  • jigsaw
  • Woodoc Water-Borne FLOOR Clear Matt
  • Woodoc Colours in Full Moon
  • paintbrush
  • 6 hanging plant pots
  • plants
  • soil

How to 

1Cut the cover strips in the following lengths with a jigsaw, or get them cut to size at your local timber merchant:

  • two 1m lengths
  • four 700mm lengths
  • four 300mm lengths

Arrange the cover strips in a trellis design, creating diamond shapes in-between the strips. Use a ruler to make sure the strips that go in the same direction are parallel to one another.

Screw the strips together where they intersect. At the back, use two screws where some of the pieces cross to prevent your trellis from folding in on itself.

Use a jigsaw to cut the edges off the cover strips and neaten them up.

Mix a bit of the Woodoc Colours Full Moon with about 100ml of Woodoc Water-Borne FLOOR Clear Matt. Pour a bit of clear Woodoc Water-Borne FLOOR Matt in a separate container.

Use a paintbrush to paint half of the trellis with the white mixture, mixing it with the clear Woodoc Water-Borne FLOOR Matt as you get to the middle. Use only the clear mixture on the other side, creating an ombre effect. Let it dry and repeat.

Loosen a few of the screws slightly to make space to hang the pots. Hang the trellis on your wall then hook the pots onto the screws.

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