Project Ideas

We are constantly creating and improving our build plans, so check back frequently for new additions and updates!

Some resources used here have been sourced and/or adapted from Kaboom! and other do-it-yourself websites. Painting ideas are from our supporter, Benjamin Moore. These are direct links to the websites.

Remember, some of these projects can be complex. See if any Platoon members are skilled in landscaping, painting, or woodwork and ask them to help out. Some of these projects may also require a lot of prep and may not be done in one visit.

Use the TMC Lookbook to explore completed projects! Check it out here!

Outdoor Furniture

There are variety of seating options you can make for your project. Some are built from scratch and others can be assembled from a kit.





Community Gardens / Community gardens are a great and easy project for a Platoon.

Note: estimates do not include the price of soil

  • Garden Bed

  • Mobile Planter Bed (multiple styles) - $100-$135

  • Raised Garden Bed (4' x 8'; multiple styles)

  • Raised Garden Bed with Bench

  • Raised Garden Bed with Ledge

  • Square Planter Box - $150

  • Soil Viewer

Landscaping Tips

Painting Projects

The following links will help you in your painting projects.

Shade Structures

Let's make it nice outside! Check out some of the simple structures you can build.

Outdoor Classrooms

Bring the learning to nature. Check out our plans and ideas for outdoor classrooms and discovery gardens.

  • Chalkboard (mobile) - $450

  • Chalkboard (mounted)

  • Children's Chalkboard Table

  • Outdoor Stage

  • Sand & Water Exploration Table

  • Paint Station - $200


Other Project Ideas

  • Trash Receptacle

  • Children's Playhouse - $275

  • Book Shelves

  • Large Shelving (ex: warehouses) - $450-$750

  • Outdoor Kitchen Island - $250

  • Bamboo Wind Chime

  • Duck Nest Box

Additional Resources