This step by step diy project is about tall planter box plans free. If you want to learn more about building a beautiful planter box for your front porch, pay attention to this project. Follow the instructions and look attentively at the diagrams. Build the tall planter using our free plans even if you are a beginner when it comes to woodworking.
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 planter box. 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.
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Tall planter plans
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 29 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 8 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 7″ long 2xFRAME
- C – 8 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 29 1/4″ long, 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 29 1/4″ long FRAME
- D – 8 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 13″ long TRIMS
- E – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 13″ long TOP 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 Week
How to build a tall planter
The first step of the project is to build the frame for the tall planter. Build the legs out of 2×2 lumber and the supports out of 2×4 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the legs using 2 1/2″ screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled and add glue to the joints.
Use 2×2 lumber to build the cleats that will support the bottom of the planter. Adjust the height at which you place the cleats according to your needs. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the supports and secure them to the sides using 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit two 1×4 slats to the cleats, as shown in the diagram.
Build the slats that will be placed around the corners of the planter, as shown in the diagram. Bevel one edge at 45 degrees. Adjust the width of the 1×6 slats at 4″. smooth the edges before attaching them to the planter.
Attach the slats to the exterior of the structure. Leave no gaps between the components and secure them to the structure using brad nails. Add glue to the joints and leave no gaps between the components.
In order to enhance the look of the planter, we recommend you to attach 1×6 trims to the top and bottom of the structure. Cut both ends of the slats at 45 degrees. Align everything with attention, add glue to the joints and secure them to the slats with 1 1/4″ brad nails.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to attach trims to the top of the tall planter. Adjust the width of the 1×6 slats at 3″. Cut both ends of the trims at 45 degrees, as show in the plans. Make sure the edges are flush and secure the trims to the structure using glue and brad nails.
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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