Free Planter Box Plans

This step by step woodworking project is about planter box plans. I have made plans for this square planter box, so that you can enhance the look of your property with very small costs. This wood planter box has a simple design that can match the style of the rest of the outdoor furniture. Follow my instructions and tips, so you get the job done quickly and without no problems. 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

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Building a planter box

Building a planter box

Materials

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 22″ long LEGS
  • B – 4 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 19″ long, 2 pieces – 22″ long FRAMES
  • C – 4 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 22″ long BOTTOM
  • D – 16 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 20″ long WALLS
  • E – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 26″ long TRIMS

Tools

Time

  • One Day

 

 

Building a large planter box

Building the frames

Building the frames

The first step of the project is to build the frames for the planter box. Cut the components at the right dimensions and align them attentively. Make sure the corners are square and drill pilot holes. Insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock everything together tightly.

Frames

Frames

Continue the project by attaching the 2×6 slats to the sides of the planter box. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to secure the slats into place. Leave no gaps between the slats for a neat result.

Fitting the wall slats

Fitting the wall slats

Fit the rest of the slats to the planter box.

Attaching the legs

Attaching the legs

Next, attach the 2×2 legs to the planter box. Drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws to lock the legs into place.

Attaching the bottom slats

Attaching the bottom slats

Attach the 2×4 slats to the bottom.

Fitting the top trims

Fitting the top trims

Build the top trims from 1×4 lumber. Cut both ends of the trims at 45 degrees and secure them into place with 1 1/2″ brad nails and waterproof glue.

Wood Planter Box Plans

Wood Planter Box Plans

Fill the dents with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper.

Free planter box plans

Free planter box plans

This planter box is ideal for any front porch or backyard patio. You can use the planter for large pots. If you like my project, don’t forget to SHARE it on Facebook and Pinterest.

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