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
- 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
- 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 8′
- 5 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 10′
- 2 1/2″ screws, 1 5/8″ screws / 1 1/2″ brad nails
- stain, glue, putty
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- One Day
Building a large planter box
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.
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.
Fit the rest of the slats to the planter box.
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.
Attach the 2×4 slats to the bottom.
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.
Fill the dents with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper.
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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