Planter Box

5 Materials
4 Hours

I recently purchase some bee bombs - wild flowers that help the bees & needed a planter box so I decided to make my own!!!


So I had this left over from a wardrobe and decided to make it into a planter box


Again I’d this leftover in the shed so I said I’d use it!!

Its 14 inches so I marked 3.5 inches


I marked it & used the saw all the way around it - sawing in about 2mm to help the jigsaw cut it


Used this to cut the legs

4 legs cut!

Up close of the legs

hammer in the screw a bit, then screw it in a few millimeters to make it easier to screw it into the drawer


I used a pallet panel to give added strength to the bottom!!

The legs are attached!

Drainage holes

I used a large screw to make holes in the bottom of the drawer to let excess water out!!!

Stapler for the lining!!

I used a plastic bin liner!

Start at the top - leaving a couple of centimeters so you don’t see the plastic when the soil goes in!!!

Fully Lined!


I have misplaced my sanding block - so I just used a piece of wood instead!

Wrap the sandpaper around it! And your ready to go!!!




Brush of the excess dust before staining!!!


We bought this for our gate and fence so I said I’d try it on the box first and see what it’s like!

Originally I’d used a decking brush but it was soaking up the oil so I changed to a smaller brush!

Handles are off!! To stain the front

Fully stained!! Happy with the colour

Screwing the handles back on!!

Ta Daaa!!! Finished

Fully finished & planted now I need them to grow !!

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3 of 4 questions
  • Drlucille
    on Jul 21, 2020

    How did you incorporate drainage into the drawer?

    • Patty
      on Sep 11, 2020

      I think I would have sealed the inside first. Put in the liner, then drilled the holes. Just a thought.

  • Becky
    on Jul 21, 2020

    Don't you mean Bee Balm?

    • Carole White
      Carole White
      on Jul 22, 2020

      I've heard of these "bombs". It seems like the supplier has mixed up a batch of various seeds that attract bees, and rolled them up with dirt or something; hence the name "bee bomb"

  • Leslie
    on Jul 22, 2020

    Well done, thank you for sharing your process! I must ask though how the heck do you do work like that with those nails lol?

    • Leeanne
      on Aug 5, 2020

      Haha thanks leslie !! They are my own nails so I’m use to them and also I’m a nail tech so I can fix them in I chip them

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  • Becky
    on Jul 22, 2020

    Interesting. I have Bee Balm in my flowerbeds. I've never heard of bee bombs. I appreciate you me mentioning them. I may give them a try.

    • Leeanne
      on Aug 5, 2020

      That’s what they are called in Ireland maybe it’s the same as bee balms?

  • Patsy47
    on Jul 23, 2020

    lovely job!! and super attractive too! well done,you!!

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