DIY Cedar Window Boxes
- Make sure you measure before going to get your materials, and write it down. I obviously measured the window length so I could make sure I got the right window box liner but I’m talking measure out the total amount of wood you’ll need. Write it down and bring that to the store with you.
- I don’t think they mentioned this in their tutorial but I used clamps to hold my boards/trim in place after glueing and while I nailed them together. If you don’t use clamps to hold the wood together after glueing they just flop around everywhere, so make sure you have those.
- If you’re a real building newbie, when picking out your wood boards, make sure they’re as straight as possible. This will ensure your boxes come out right.
- Make your box based off a window box liner. They mentioned this in their tutorial, and I did the same thing. You can buy a plastic liner to insert into your window box to protect the wood and it’ll be easy to switch the plants out for each season. I used a plastic liner from Home Depot.
- Last but not least, make sure you have the right tools. All projects are easier when you’re working with the right equipment. This is everything I used: Nailer, Brad Nails, Clamps, Miter Saw, Sawhorses (optional), Wood Glue.
Melrose Design Co. on May 23, 2018
Great looking project Maggie! I'm doing something similar with an AC/Pool filter cover made of fence posts and fencing. Using all the cedar scraps I'm going to make some planter boxes to go up the cover using a french cleat system. Thanks for the upload!