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How to Build Geometric DIY Planter Boxes

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2 Hours

Thinking about your summer garden? Make these easy geometric DIY planters boxes with this simple tutorial. One is hexagonal and the other is triangular. They can be used indoors or outdoors or both :)

how to build geometric diy planter boxes

To make the hexagon planter, we needed 6 identical wooden segments to make the six sides of the hexagon. Once you've cut your segments, we beveled the edges at 30 degree angle so they would fit together. We used our table saw to bevel the edges.

how to build geometric diy planter boxes

Then, we needed to connect them together with wood glue and finishing nails. We used a clamp to hold the segments in place and applied the glue.

how to build geometric diy planter boxes

Press the next piece of wood to seal and then we used two finishing nails to hold the pieces together while the glue dries.

how to build geometric diy planter boxes

Keep connecting the segments and see the planter start to take shape.

how to build geometric diy planter boxes

Trace the outline of the hexagon on a piece of plywood. Cut it out using a clamp and a jigsaw.

how to build geometric diy planter boxes

Use glue and finishing nails to attach, just as you did before.

how to build geometric diy planter boxes

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1 question
  • Sunny
    7 days ago

    I love these, but don't have a table saw. Any other suggestions on how to cut the wood? Thanks!

    • Sunny
      7 days ago

      Thanks for the idea. I really like the different shapes, but square and rectangle would be cute, too. 😁

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  • William
    on Feb 5, 2019

    Nice share. Same as making hexagon shelf cubbys.

  • Carole White
    8 days ago

    Very cute...I'll definitely add this project to my to-do list! Thanks for sharing

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