Easy Flower Planter

by Crystal
6 Materials
4 Hours
Spring has finally arrived in my neck of the woods and now it’s time for planting . Planters made of wood are so expensive .
So I ve decided to build one myself with some help from some gals !
First buy
3 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
6 - 5 1/2" wide x 1/2" thick fence pickets 6 feet long 
2 1/2 inch screws
1 1/4 inch finish nails

Then measure n cut on miter saw
4 - 1x3 @ 20"
4 - 1x3 @ 26 1/4"
4 - 1x3 @ 18 1/2"
4 - 1x2 @ 26 1/4"
2 - 1x2 @ 21 1/2"
2 - 1x2 @ 18 1/2"
12- picket fence @ 31 1/4

glue together
four frames
then center the three pickets . Then glue n nail them .
Glue and clamp the top together . Then screw them together . Use wood filler and sand away .
Clean Off then stain and poly
add flowers of your choice
And you have a beautiful addition to your home . But i have one more to go 😊 before my front is complete! I hope this inspires you to make one for your home !
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  • Annette Martinez Annette Martinez on May 15, 2018

    How to make home made liquid for water proofing materials ?

  • Erana Erana on Jun 25, 2018

    Yes what is the orange ground cover is it draws wood chips and what did you use to color with

  • Melissa Hobbs Simons Melissa Hobbs Simons on May 18, 2020

    I wonder if cupboard doors from the habitat re-store would work?

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  • Steven Steven on Jun 09, 2019

    It seems you have included instructions on what pieces get clue to what pieces to frame out the box can you provide that detail

  • Donna j. Ward Donna j. Ward on May 17, 2022

    As a state certified Master Gardener, I recently wrote an article for Gulf Coast Gardening, an online publication - the subject being mulch. Dyed mulches are dyed with industrial and smelter wastes and boiler ash. Some states still allow mulch to be made by chipping up chemically treated landscape timbers. These mulches are carcinogenic and have been documented to cause cancer in our pets who come in contact with them. Consider too, any children who may be exposed to this toxic environment. Also, the dye leaches into the soil - detrimental to your plants. Natural mulches are safe and considerably more visibly attractive.