Make this vertical planter using blocks of reclaimed wood, threaded rods and nuts, and some recycled food jars or mason jars. - See more at: http://www.home-dzine.co.za/diy-1/diy-vertical-planter.html#sthash.ZG6SGnBq.dpuf
Back Yard - Flip-down sideboard from Plow & Hearth. It would be perfect for small outdoor living spaces, and, best yet, it's totally DIYable. A couple of lengths of chain, some hinges and a latch is all we'd need for hardware. I'd shoot the moon and go for ipe for durability, but in covered and semi-covered areas, any species would do.