This project was easy, didn't take much time to complete and the result is just what I had hoped for.
I cut some 2x2's, four of them at 16" and four of them at 13 1/2". I pre-drilled holes on the end of the 16" 2x2's so as not to split the wood when I screwed them to the 13 1/2" 2x2's.
I used 2 1/2 screws and put together the boards creating two frames.
I cut some 1x4 cedar and some 1x6 cedar to 13 1/2" lengths. I then used some liquid nails and attached the cedar boards to the two frames
I attached the cedar boards on four sides of the frame
I cut two 1x4's at 20 1/2" and two 1x4's at 13 1/4". I attached them to the top of the unit and cut a small radius around the corners. I routed the outside edge with a 3/8 round over bit.
On the bottom of the unit I attached four 4" 2x2 legs
I placed a 14" x 14" plastic plant liner into the cedar unit.
Last step was to add flowers and the project is finished and pretty. I made two of these planters. I got the plant lines on line at www.spraysmater. They come in various sizes. I will probably make some more, but in some smaller dimensions. The large size I used was about $5.00
- Three 8' 2x2's, three 8' 1x4 cedar (any lumber store)
- 14x14 plastic plant liner (spraysmarter.com)
- Liquid nails, screws,