Hi everyone. I’m posting in-progress photos of a project I am working on. It is a planter basket that hangs on a wall. The idea is that it will be filled with a moss planter that is studded with sedums. Over time the sedums will (hopefully) fill in to cover the outside of the moss planter. The interior of the planter will have orchids, ferns, etc., so the whole thing is a living decoration that can hang on the wall permanently with minor plant upkeep.
I am finished with the Glowforge part of the project, so I am posting photos of that now. I’ll add photos of the planted version in a few weeks once it fills in a little.
The big challenge for this project was figuring out how to make it snap together in a way that would be structurally stable when hung from the outside ends. Several of the spans are longer than the Glowforge cutting area allows; the outside dimensions are 2’-6" x 10". I needed to piece the long runs together out of multiple parts with joints that still have strength.
I also had a challenge making it reasonably easy to assemble. One of my first iterations was quite strong, but almost impossible to put together. In the end I was able to get the joints tight enough that the whole piece stays together without any glue, and it can be assembled without undue profanity.