DIY Wood Planter Box

Anna Huff
by Anna Huff
6 Materials
2 Hours

These DIY Wood Planter boxes under $30 are simple and look fantastic.

Gather Materials

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Make Cuts

Cut each cedar picket to size. For this project cut each picket to 18". Then cut each of the 4 1x2" framing pieces to 16.5"

Build out the frame by attaching one row of cedar to 4 framing pieces:

Each of the 16.5″ framing pieces was placed in a corer of the frame for the planter box. Each piece is attached to a piece of cut cedar and together, it creates the “frame” of the planter box.

Add the additional slats

For this step, once we had the frame created – we continued adding a layer of pickets on top of the base payer all the way up to the top. To finish the box, we added a ledge to the top as a finishing touch.

Attach the top ledge

We used 4 – angled 12″ cut pickets (measured short end to short end) to create the top ledge of the planter box. Each of the boards was cut at a 45º angle.

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  • Liz Liz on Dec 19, 2021

    I really love this. Would screws be okay to use if I don't have a nailing gun?

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