I needed a wooden planter for my backyard. My wife loves flowers so I decided to surprise her with a little present. I used the instructions described in your article and bought pine boards from my local lumberyard. All materials combined cost me around 25 dollars. I think it is decent, taking into account the size of the planter. I will apply a few coats of stain, in order to protect it from water. I hope that my images will help other build their own planters. Thank you for sharing the plans.