How to drill Drain Holes in a Cast iron Cauldron

Turn a large cast iron cauldron into a vintage planter

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Building instructions
  1: Everything you need to get started
  2: Build a tripod using three logs of wood
  3: Drilling drain holes in cast iron cauldron
  4: Fill the cauldron with potting mix
  5: Creating blooming cast iron planter
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Cast iron cauldron as flower pot
Temporary small holder for the cast iron cauldron
 
 
Cauldron hanging by Tripod
DIY drilling old in a cast iron cauldron
 
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
Before attaching the cast iron cauldron to the tripod with vintage industrial chains, a small temporary support can be installed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drilling holes in cast iron planter
Drilling drain holes in cast iron planter
 
DIY drilling drain holes
Transform a cast iron cauldron into a planter
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
Using a strong metal bit and a drill. Drill the bottom of the cast iron pot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drill drain holes in a cast iron cauldron
Drilling Holes in Metal - Metal drill bit
 
Metal drill bit for doing the job
Drain holes in metal planter
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
With a little patience and apply weight on the drill; the drilling will be successful.
 
 
Drilling cast iron
Drilling cast iron
 
How to drill holes in cauldron
Tips for water drainage
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
A few drain holes in the bottom of the iron pot will suffice for good water drainage.

Making holes in the cauldron will avoid plant roots rot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cauldron Tripod Stand
Cauldron tripod stand
 
How to attach a cauldron to a tripod
Using vintage industrial chains
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
Before attaching the chains to your antique cast iron cauldron planter, to always do a check up to do corrections if needed (height, balance, aesthetics, space in the path).
 
 
How to hang a cauldron to a tripod
Cauldron before being hung to the tripod
 
Rustic Tripod Stand
For hanging a vintage old cast iron pot
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
This cast iron cauldron which was used for making soap has two handles.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Vintage industrial chain
Vintage industrial chain
 
How to set vintage chains
For attaching a cast iron cauldron planter
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
Do some tests with chains to find out the best way to hang the cauldron.

We can also add a permanent support under the cauldron for greater stability.
 
 
Hanging Cauldron with Iron Chain
 Hanging cauldron with iron industrial chain
 
Easy way for hanging a heavy planter
Industrial chains installation
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
Attach the chains to the handles of the cast iron cauldron.

An angle grinder with a disc to cut the iron will allow you to have the right number of chain links you want.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hanging cauldron planter
Attaching the chain to cauldron and to the top of the tripod
 
Tips for Hanging a Planter
Vintage industrial chains setting
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
Technique for hanging a flowery cast iron cauldron planter with recycled chains.
 
 
Hanging cauldron
Cast iron cauldron before to become a planter
 
 
How to support a Cast iron Cauldron
Three logs of wood and vintage chains
 
Drill drain holes and set industrial vintage chains :
 
The vintage look of the chain and cauldron gives an antique design to the whole planter project.
 
 
 
 
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