This step by step diy article is about how to build a flower box. Building a flower raised box is an easy project that will enhance the look of your backyard, but you need to make sure the design matches the style of your property. Work with attention and plan every aspect of the woodworking project from the very beginning. Follow the detailed instructions if you want to get the job done by yourself.
Before starting the actual construction of the flower bed, we strongly recommend you to adjust its size and design to your needs and to match the configuration of your backyard. In addition, you have to invest in quality materials, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as the flower box will be exposed to bad weather. Check if the wooden components are in a good visual condition before buying them, if you want to get a professional result.
This woodworking project features nice trellis that can be built by any person. Just follow the step by step instructions and adjust its size according to the plants you are going to grow in your garden. Use a spirit level to plumb the trellis and lock the posts in the ground, as to make sure the supports will be secured properly. Add a few coats of paint over the components, to protect them from bad weather.
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Building a flower bed
- A – 2 pieces of 2×12 lumber – 240” long, 2 pieces – 45″ long FRAME
- B – 5 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 70” long POSTS
- C – 6 pieces of 1×3 lumber – 192” long SUPPORTS
- D – 1 piece of 1×4 lumber – 192” long TRIM
- E – 2 panels of lattice – 192″x46 1/2″ long LATTICE
- Safety gloves, glasses
- Miter saw, jigsaw
- Chalk line, tape measure, spirit level, carpentry pencil
- Drill machinery and drill bits
- Apply several coats of wood stain to the wooden components
- Fill the holes with wood filler and smooth the surface
- Plumb the sides of the bench with a spirit level
- One Day
How to build a flower bed
The first step of the project is to make the frame of the flower bed. As you can see in the image, you need to make a basic structure by using 2×12 and 2×2 lumber. In order to create a rigid structure, we recommend you to cut the wooden components at the right size and to lock them together with galvanized screws. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the screws.
After building the frame, you have to assemble the trellis, if you want to add character to your woodworking project. Build the posts from 2×2 lumber, making sure they are long enough to secure them into the ground for several feet.
The next step of the project is to attach 1×3 slats to the posts, as in the free plans. Align the slats at both ends and lock them to the posts with wood screws. Check if the corners are right-angled before attaching the slats. Adjust the size of the trellis to your needs.
One of the last steps of the project is to install lattice panels to both sides of the trellis. In addition, fitting a top trim would enhance the look of the flower bed and create a nice appearance. Lock all the components together with attention, if you want to create a durable bond.
Last but not least, we recommend you to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, we recommend you to fill the flower bed with soil and to lock the trellis into place properly. Use a spirit level to check if the trellis are plumb.
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