The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and my patio is in need of more plants! Always. When it comes to DIY I really can’t help myself. I saw some builders on Instagram compete in a build-off for a wood planter and I wanted in! Though their competition is technically over, I am making a planter off to the side in the spirit of DIY.
I ended up using a 2×12 by 16’ board that I acquired for free from an old warehouse that was clearing out space. The boards were being used as giant warehouse shelves and I’m not sure what type of wood they are. Because of this, I don’t know if the wood is naturally resistant to mildew so I will be using an outdoor wood stain and sealant to be better suited for outdoors. A lot of these tools can be found in my .
Most lumber sold in stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s have rounded edges. The table saw helps with this if you want crispy corners. So once I start cutting pieces, I will first run the rounded sides through the table saw and remove ⅛”.