DIY Fence Board Planter Box

2 Materials
30 Minutes

Make a Planter box from a 6 ft Cedar Fence board
diy fence board planter box
Planter boxes are a must and I like to get started right before spring because they brighten up a space in a matter of minutes.

This project is really easy, we're focusing on how to build this planter and if you like the finished look that can be found at Garden Up Green.
diy fence board planter box
Cedar fence boards can be purchased at any home improvement store. Dive into the Supplies before we begin creating.

  • One 6 ft. cedar fence board
  • Finishing nails, hammer and saw
  • Drill for Pilot holes
  • Sand paper or electric sander is faster
  • Measuring tape and marker

Planter Box Measurements and cutting instructions
  • 3 straight cuts at 17 in.
  • 2 straight cuts at 7 in.
  • Take the two 7 in. pieces and cut slants on the top corners, one end should already be shaped from the board, use it as a template.
  • Measure those same ends again towards the bottom and draw points at 2 in. and 4 in. then draw slanted lines upwards.
  • Use the tape measure to make sure these lines are parallel before cutting.
  • Then cut each side changing the saw angle to 18.

diy fence board planter box
Box Assembly
  • Connect the side walls to the ends first using finishing nails.
  • Connect the bottom piece directly to the bottom with finishing nails.
  • Once completed it's ready for paint, stain or just leave natural.

Notice the opening at the end this will be for drainage if you think additional holes will be necessary take your drill and add them in the bottom towards the center.

diy fence board planter box
There you go, a very simple build that’s easy to duplicate again and again. 

I've made these shorter and longer than this style and I can hardly wait to get them all planted. Enjoy this easy build planter box.
diy fence board planter box
I set mine near my planting table, it's inviting and a reminder that warmer temperatures are right around the corner. The estimated cost for just the planter box is $5.

Thank you for checking out my project and if you like this then get more fun projects here.

Suggested materials:

  • Cedar Fence Board  (Home Depot)
  • Tools and hardware  (Home Depot)
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