Cedar Planter Box Plans

Julian September 13, 2013 Comments Off

 

This step by step diy article is about cedar planter box plans. If you want to build a nice window planter, we recommend you to pay attention to the instructions described in the article and to invest in high quality materials. There are many designs you can choose from, so make sure you adjust the size and the appearance of the wood project to suit your needs and to match the style of your home.

There are several aspects that you should take into account before starting the actual construction of the planter box. First of all, we recommend you to choose quality materials, such as pine, cedar or redwood, as they do not only have a nice finish, but they are also highly durable. Work with attention and plan every aspect of the woodworking project with great judgement.

  • A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8″ long LEGS
  • B – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 8″ long, 2 pieces – 12″ long FRAME
  • C – 1 pieces of 1×10 – 12 3/4″ long BOTTOM

 Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level

 Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander

 Post hole digger, Concrete mixer

 Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses

 One day

 

Cedar Planter Box Plans

Building a cedar planter box

Building a cedar planter box

 

Top Tip: We strongly recommend you to pay attention to the design and size of the planter before starting the actual construction.

 

Building a cedar planter box

Building the corner posts

Building the corner posts

The first step of the project is to build the four posts of the planter box. As you can see in the image, we recommend you to build the posts using 2×2 lumber. If you want to enhance the look of the legs, you should make several cuts inside the lumber.

Take accurate measurements before making the cuts using a circular saw. The decorative cuts should be 1/4″ deep. Smooth the cut edges with sandpaper and remove the residues with a cloth.

Attaching the cedar slats

Attaching the cedar slats

The next step of the project is to attach the sides components to the planter box, as shown in the image. If you want to get the job done in a professional manner, we recommend you to cut the components at the right size. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the slats and insert the screws in the posts, after aligning them at both ends.

If you want to enhance the rigidity of the structure, we recommend you to add waterproof glue to the joints of the planter. Make sure the corners are right-angled.

Attaching the bottom

Attaching the bottom

 

Fitting the bottom to the planter is one of the last steps of the woodworking project. Cut the slat at the right size and fit it between the walls of the planter. Add waterproof glue to the joints, before inserting the screws into the side components.

 

 

Cedar planter box plans

Cedar planter box plans

One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.

Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the cedar planter in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.

 

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