Don’t let your green thumb fret! A lack of yard space or harsh soil shouldn’t let a love of spring bulbs go unbloomed. Not when you can easily build DIY planter boxes. Whether you want a yard full of color or a garden’s worth of vegetables, a planter box is an affordable and effective way to get the outdoor space you crave come springtime.
Learn how to make your own raised garden and flower planter boxes with these 12 gorgeously easy wooden planter box tutorials!
The Benefits of Planter Boxes in the Garden
Planter boxes can be made in any shape configuration, any size, and out of any weather-friendly material. Planter boxes can be easily built with little damage to one’s wallet, leaving plenty for all the pretty spring flowers one desires.
What are the benefits of raised planter boxes, you may ask? Today’s modern gardener enjoys the perks of raised garden beds, including:
- Great aeration and good air circulation for plant roots
- Better drainage and more evenly moist water beds
- Fresher soil than trying to make your yard’s existing soil work
- Less trampling by pets and small children, and better pest control
- Better weed control
So with all the reasons why planter boxes are a great addition to your garden, let’s check out these fun and functional DIY wood planter box ideas!
DIY Wooden Planter Boxes
These DIY planter boxes can be checked off the To Do list in one weekend! It’s a great excuse to use up any old wood scraps or junk yard pallets that are cluttering up the garage.
Hometalk contributor Glen creates a stunning modern rectangular planter box, complete with a DIY wooden stand. He suggests using pine wood for indoor use and cedar wood for outdoor plantings. He cuts the lumbar to the desired planter box size and uses wood glue to connect the four sides. He sands the box and applies two coats of wood stain and wipe-on polyurethane protection.