Planter Box on Wheels

7 Materials
5 Hours

Have you ever wondered how to get your kids to eat more vegetables? If you get them involved in growing their own plants, they tend to take a much bigger interest in eating their leafy greens. But before planting, you need to get a planter and fill it with dirt. To save money, why not build your own DIY Planter Box on wheels? You could even have kids help you, just like we did with a school that our kids go to. Follow this simple plan that I’ve made with step-by-step instructions on how to build it.

We were asked to build a project for two classes, so we decided to build a couple of planters that will allow them to grow their own vegetables. I pre-cut the boards and drilled the pocket holes at home. Then as a class, we assembled the planters together and filled them with dirt. It was a fun project to build as a class and to see kids get hands-on experience, building something out of wood.

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Step 1 – Cut Bottom Boards of the Planter

Step 2 – Connect Bottom Board Together With Screws

Step 3 – Cut and Attach Lower Section Side-Boards

Step 4 – Attach Lower Section End-Boards 

Step 5 – Cut and Install Middle Section Side and End-Boards

Step 6 – Install Upper Section of the Planter Box

Step 7 – Cut Top Trim-Boards for the Top of Planter Box

Step 8 – Install Top Trim Boards

Step 9 – Drill Holes Through the Bottom for Water Drainage

Step 9 – Drill Holes Through the Bottom for Water Drainage

Step 11 – Cover Inside with Plastic

Step 12 – Fill the Planter Box with Dirt

Suggested materials:

  • 2x6x8′ (x12)
  • 2x4x8′ (x3)
  • Casters 4″ (x6)
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  • Jerry Jerry on Apr 08, 2021

    By installing the plastic sheeting would it prevent drainage?


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  • Debbie Debbie on Mar 30, 2021

    A tip I found and used could be helpful here. You don't need to fill an entire planter with dirt no matter the size. Fill the bottom quarter of the planter with empty plastic bottles or scrap styrofoam. It helps with drainage, keeps the soil from compacting and makes the full planter weigh less.

  • Jerry Jerry on Apr 08, 2021

    Yes I will have this project TY