This step by step diy project is about simple planter box plans free. If you want to learn more about building a basic planter box, pay attention to this project. This planter box is ideal for any front porch or back patio and it is so easy to build, that any diy-er can get the job done in a few hours. Make sure you smooth all the edges and apply a few coats of paint or stain to protect the components.
You should always plan everything from the very beginning, in order to prevent costly mistakes and to save time. In most of the cases, you need a friend to give you a hand when assembling the simple plant stand. Invest in high quality lumber and plywood, as the components will be exposed to bad weather. Protect the components with appropriate paint or stain.
There are a few tips that you should take into account, if you want to get a professional result. Therefore, take accurate measurements and use professional tools when making the cuts or when drilling pilot holes. Align the components at both ends and add waterproof glue to the joints, if you want to create a rigid structure
Simple planter box plans
- A – 8 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 13″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 36″ long, 4 pieces – 11″ long FRAMES
- C – 2 piece of 1×6 lumber – 34 1/2″ long BOTTOM
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 37 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 14″ long TRIMS
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Use a good miter saw to make the angle cuts
- Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws
- One Day
How to build a planter box
The first step of the project is to build the frames for the planter box. Cut the 1×6 slats at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends of the short components. Align the edges with attention and make sure the corners are square before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws, to get a professional result. Add glue to the joints to make sure the structure is rigid.
Next, you have to fit the 1×6 slats to the bottom of the planter. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and secure them to the frame with 1 1/4″ screws. Drill a few drainage holes through the bottom of the planter.
Build the legs for the planter out of 1×3 lumber. Drill pocket holes along the common vertical edge of the right component and insert 1 1/4″ screws. Alternatively use 1 1/4″ nails and glue to lock the legs together.
Attach the legs to the planter, as show in the diagram. Drill pilot holes through frames and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the legs of the planter.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to attach the 1×2 trims to the top of the planter. Cut both ends of the trims at 45 degrees and secure them into place using 1 1/4″ brad nails. Make sure you leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. In order to get a professional result, fill the holes and the gaps with wood filler and let it dry out for a few hours. Check if there are protruding screws and fix this issue, if necessary.
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