This is a tiered hanging wall planter that can be hung inside or outside. It is designed so that you hang each planter box above the other and can create longer rows by placing them side-by-side. There are 2 types of planter boxes. One with holes in the bottom and the other without. This allows you to hang the planter boxes above each other with only the bottom one not having any holes. When you water it, the water will continue to drip down through each successive planter box where it can’t go any further when it hits the bottom one which has no holes. Make sure the boxes are planted with good drainage and a course material in the bottom of the planter to allow for drainage.
If you plan on using this outside, you can have all the planter boxes with holes and just let drain to the ground.
To mount on the wall or a wood backer, attach the hanger strip with small recessed screws. Then just slide the back of the planter box on-top of the hanger strip.
If mounting outside you can hang a piece of welded wire mesh (usually 2”x4” squares) and just hang the boxes off the wire row. Since the mesh squares are usually smaller than the width of the planter box, you will need to just align the notch on the back of the planer to the vertical wire of the mesh and straddle two boxes.
Printing With and Without Supports:
Because I don’t like print with supports, I designed a version of the 2 planters to have internal braces that extend across the inside bottom of the planter boxes. This allows me to get a pretty good bottom without using supports. So, there are 4 planter box STL files.
- Planter without holes – Needs supports
- Planter with holes – Needs supports
- Planter without holes – Shouldn’t need supports
- Planter with holes – Shouldn’t need supports
I used a 5mm brim because the edge of the planter box on the curved side sometimes would lift during the printing and bow out.
Yes to supports if you are using the STL files without the 'nosup' in the name. The 'nosup' indicates that the object has small support brackets on the bottom of the planter.
I printed the planter with PETG in hopes of handling the elements better.