Tiered Planter Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about free tiered planter plans. I have designed the vertical planters so you can build the unit under 20 dollars. Just make all the cuts and then assemble the tiered planters using the instructions described in the diagram. Make sure you buy 1×6 cedar slats so the planters resist against the elements on the long run. Work with attention and adjust the size of the planters to suit your needs. Make sure you check out my top projects, for a healthy dose of building inspiration.

We recommend you to invest in the best materials you could afford. Therefore, you should buy quality lumber, such as pine, cedar or redwood. 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.

 

 

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Building a tiered planter

Building a tiered planter

 

Materials

  • A – 6 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 72″ long LEGS
  • B – 8 pieces of 1×8 lumber – 7 1/2″ long SIDES
  • C – 4 piece of 1×6 lumber – 34 1/2″ long BOTTOMS
  • D – 8 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 34 1/2″ long FACES

 

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Time

  • One Day

 

 

Tiered Planter Plans

Building the vertical supports

Building the vertical supports

Build the sides from 2×6 lumber. Cut both ends of the supports at 80 degrees. Smooth the edges with sandpaper for a professional result.

Making the top sut to the supports

Making the top cut to the supports

Make a cut to the top of the supports, so you can lean the tiered planters to the wall. Mark the cut lines and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges with sandpaper and remove the excess with a damp cloth.

Building the sides of the planter

Building the sides of the planter

After building the side supports, you have to make the planter. Therefore, start with the sides of the planters. Mark the cut lines on a 1×8 slat and get the job done with a saw. Smooth the edges thoroughly. I really recommend you buying cedar or redwood for the planters, as they will be exposed to moisture.

Attaching the back

Attaching the back

Next, attach the 1×6 bottom to the sides of the planter. Use 2″ brad nails to secure the sides to the bottom. Add waterproof glue to the joints for a professional result.

Assembling the planters

Assembling the planters

Continue the project by attaching 1×6 slats to the front and back of the planters. Align the edges with attention and add glue to the joints. Insert 2″ brad nails through the sides into the faces. Leave no gaps between the components for a professional result.

Attaching the planters

Attaching the planters

After building the planters, it is just a question of attaching them to the side beams. Make sure you place the planters equally spaced and insert 2″ nails through the sides into the vertical supports.

Tiered planter plans

Tiered planter plans

After assembling the vertical tiered planters, you just have to fill the holes with putty and smooth the surface with sandpaper, after it dries out. Fill the planters with flower soil and choose a location for your new project, so it gets enough sunlight daily.

You can make several units and joint them together, if you want to cover a wall or to make a green partition in your backyard.

Vertical tiered planter plans HTS

Vertical tiered planter plans HTS

Smart Tip: Make sure you choose quality components that suit your needs and tastes. Adjust the size of the planter before starting the project. Take a look over the rest of my outdoor projects HERE

 

 

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