Karen Kelley
Karen Kelley
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  • Klamath, CA
Asked on Apr 23, 2019

How can I put plants on my deck railing?



I have a lot of plants and I like to make a table kind of thing on the deck railing to hold plants. I've thought of just nailing a piece of ply-board to the railing, but that won't look very good, thanks for your help, Karen

4 answers
  • J
    on Apr 23, 2019

    They make planters that will fit over the railings of decks. I gave my Mom some last year for Mother’s Day.

  • Dfm
    on Apr 24, 2019

    I’m with J those planters are awesome.

  • Johnette
    on Apr 24, 2019

    My husband nailed a 4" wide piece of wood lengthwise down the sides of the railing on my porch and then I sat my pots of the rail and the wind or kids can't knock them off. We painted them to match the porch rail. Of course it is going to depend on how wide your rails are. Mine are aprox 6" wide and will hold most pots very well.

  • Suzette
    on Apr 24, 2019

    Hi Karen, Here's a how to video to make a railing planter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bI46gxuosyE

    Here's another video for a railing shelf: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZtYuRYZDDY

    Just make sure you use pressure treated wood or it will rot fast!

    Have fun :)

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