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Begin starter plants early this season or keep fresh herbs in your kitchen year-round with this reflective, water-retaining table-top solarium.

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Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

SM20 Saw-Max Tool Kit

Model # SM20

TOOL

Dremel 8220 Cordless Rotary Tool

Model # 8220

ACCESSORY

SM510 3" Metal Cut-Off Wheel

Model # SM510

ACCESSORY

Dremel EZ409 EZ Lock Cut-off Wheel

Model # EZ409

Rotary

A550 Shield Rotary Attachment

Model # A550

Materials

  • 1

    Wooden Tray
  • 1

    Thin Sheet Metal
  • 1

    Small Piece of Wood
  • 1

    Rubber Mallot (if needed)
  • 1

    Measuring Tape
  • 1

    Work Gloves

Let's Get Started

To reduce the risk of injury user must read instruction manuals for all tools used in this project. Wear eye and respiratory protection. Use clamps to support work piece whenever practical.

STEP 1

Step 1

Measure the dimensions of metal you will need to cut: Measure the bottom of the wooden tray, adding 1" in length and width to allow for extra lining up the tray walls.

STEP 2

Step 2

Cut your marked lines using the Dremel Saw-Max and SM510C Metal Cutting Blade. Tip: When cutting metal, wear work gloves and eye protection to avoid injury. Be sure to secure your workpiece to a tabletop with a clamp before cutting.

STEP 3

Step 3

Mark lines in all 4 corners of the sheet metal, 1/2" from the edges and make cuts 1/2" deep. Tip: Use the A550 Shield Attachment for increased comfort from sparks. You still need to wear proper safety gear- work gloves and eye protection.

STEP 4

Step 4

Using the edge of your tabletop as your guide- fold 3 of the 1/2" walls of the lining to your solarium.

STEP 5

Step 5

Lay a small piece of wood inside the lining to help you complete your last fold. Lay your sheet metal lining into a wooden tray. Add terracotta potted plants and water. Tip: Folding a perfect crease may be difficult. Once you have set the metal lining in your tray, you may need to pound into place using a rubber mallot.

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