Modern Tapered Planters

7 Materials
$100
1 Day
Easy

With our dream house build mostly out of the way, it is time to get back in the shop and make some sawdust. This time we are making two tall planters for the front porch. We decided on a tapered planter which has been done over and over again. However, we wanted to switch it up and go for a modern look with sharp clean lines. The problem is that most weather resistant woods (like cedar) are soft and have a lot of gaining that would show through the paint.

modern tapered planters
modern tapered planters
Dimensions
Dimensions
Cut List
Cut List
modern tapered planters
modern tapered planters
modern tapered planters
modern tapered planters
modern tapered planters
modern tapered planters
modern tapered planters
Painting
Painting

Since this is bare wood we needed to prime that planters first. For that we used a spray primer in gray since we were going with a black top coat.


modern tapered planters

We went with a black exterior paint with a satin finish. Paint not only gives the planter the color you want but it also protects from moisture getting into the wood. That means you will want to paint every surface, including the inside, bottom and feet.


modern tapered planters
Adding Feet
Adding Feet

We added feet to to the bottom pf the legs to keep the legs up off the ground. That way if there ever is water sitting on the ground, the wooden feet will not come into contact with it.


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  • Barb
    3 hours ago

    Illustrations are always welcome - thank you, these look fabulous.

  • Ginger
    28 minutes ago

    Thanks for the detailed instructions. The directions for cutting the tapered sides with no waste is great. They look fabulous!

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