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!
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.
Bench (flat, no back) - $50
Cubby Bench - $85
Day Bed Bench - $100
Double Arbor Bench - $285
Farmhouse Bench - $50
Planter Bench - $275
Bench kit (Amazon; requires purchase of 2x4s) - $35
Farmhouse Table - $100
Outdoor Coffee Table - $60
Picnic Table (ADA) - $100
Picnic Table kit (Lowe's) - $100
Coming Soon: Produce Table
Community Gardens / Community gardens are a great and easy project for a Platoon.
Note: estimates do not include the price of soil
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
The following links will help you in your painting projects.
Let's make it nice outside! Check out some of the simple structures you can build.
Bring the learning to nature. Check out our plans and ideas for outdoor classrooms and discovery gardens.
Chalkboard (mobile) - $450
Children's Chalkboard Table
Sand & Water Exploration Table
Paint Station - $200