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  • Yorkville, IL

Easy Flower Planter

6 Materials
4 Hours

Spring has finally arrived in my neck of the woods and now it’s time for planting . Planters made of wood are so expensive .
So I ve decided to build one myself with some help from some gals !
easy flower planter
First buy
3 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
6 - 5 1/2" wide x 1/2" thick fence pickets 6 feet long 
2 1/2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails

Then measure n cut on miter saw
4 - 1x3 @ 20"
4 - 1x3 @ 26 1/4"
4 - 1x3 @ 18 1/2"
4 - 1x2 @ 26 1/4"
2 - 1x2 @ 21 1/2"
2 - 1x2 @ 18 1/2"
12- picket fence @ 31 1/4

easy flower planter
glue together
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four frames
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then center the three pickets . Then glue n nail them .
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Glue and clamp the top together . Then screw them together . Use wood filler and sand away .
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Clean Off then stain and poly
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add flowers of your choice
easy flower planter
And you have a beautiful addition to your home . But i have one more to go 😊 before my front is complete! I hope this inspires you to make one for your home !
easy flower planter
Finishing touches

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3 of 6 questions
  • Vwo32273022
    on May 7, 2018

    What did You put inside of it besides soil and plants ?

  • Annette Martinez
    on May 15, 2018

    How to make home made liquid for water proofing materials ?

    • Dorothy
      on May 17, 2018

      I fill my large containers with empty side bottles (16 oz. ) with the caps on to fill up the planter then I lined it with thick plastic stapled in to fill with dirt than fill with plants and dirt.

  • Kor33539545
    on Jun 25, 2018

    Yes what is the orange ground cover is it draws wood chips and what did you use to color with

    • Crystal
      on Jun 28, 2018

      Hi , I don’t have a ground cover it is just red mulch . I used varathame wood stain in color kona

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3 of 45 comments
  • Yvonne
    on May 21, 2018

    Just a suggestion....

    Since it is so deep to save on soil you can partially fill it with empty water bottles. Just make sure the water can pass by them.

    • Crystal
      on May 21, 2018

      hi and thanks for the suggestion it does have cedar and plant liner in center to do that. Otherwise it would be so heavy 😱 but I will keep that in mind in future projects!!!

  • Michael
    on May 21, 2018

    You must nail or screw the panels together, with just glue it will fall apart when it rains.. there is no joinery

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