This step by step woodworking project is about wooden diy simple elevated planter box plans. This simple elevated planter box requires common materials and tools, so I don’t see any reason you can’t do this project in a few hours. Make sure you make modifications to my plans to suit your needs (add a low shelf, decorative trims, make it larger, etc.). See my other DIY projects HERE.
We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy weather-resistant lumber, such as pine or cedar. Always take accurate measurements before adjusting the size of the components at the proper size. Drill pilot holes trough the components before inserting the wood screws, to prevent the wood from splitting.
Made from this plan
DIY Elevated Planter Box
- A – 4 piece of 4×4 lumber – 30″ long POSTS
- B – 10 piece of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long, 2 pieces – 14″ long BOTTOM
- C – 2 piece of 2×10 lumber – 48″ long, 2 pieces – 24″ long BOX
- 1 pieces of 2×10 lumber – 12′
- 3 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 4×4 lumber – 10′
- 3 1/2″ screws, 2 1/2″ screws
- 1 1/2″ brad nails, 3/4″ brad nails
- wood filler , wood glue,
- hardware cloth
- vegetable soil
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
How to build a raised planter box
The first step of the project is to build the box for the planter. Use 2×10 lumber for the components. Align the edges flush and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.
Next, you need to attach the 4×4 legs to the box. Align the edges with attention and clamp them together tightly. Drill pilot holes through the box and insert 3 1/2″ screws into the legs.
Turn the planter box upside down and then attach the 1×4 slats to the bottom. Align the edges at both ends and place a piece of 1/2″ plywood between the slats. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Cut a piece of hardware cloth and then staple it to the interior of the planter box.
Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Make sure you check all my planter plans HERE. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.
Thank you for reading our project about elevated planter box plans and I recommend you to check out the rest of the projects. Don’t forget to LIKE and SHARE our projects with your friends, by using the social media widgets. SUBSCRIBE to be the first that gets our latest projects.