This step by step diy woodworking project is about vegetable trug planter plans. I have designed this 6 ft long raised planter so you can grow vegetables in your own backyard. Make sure you invest in cedar or redwood, as the components will be exposed to the weather elements. Check out all my raised garden bed HERE. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Projects made from these plans
Vegetable Trug Planter Plans Plans
- A – 6 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 20 1/4″ long, 4 pieces – 22 3/4″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 30 3/4″ long STRETCHER
- C – 3 pieces of 2×4 lumber – 72″ long BOTTOM
- D – 6 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 12 3/4″ long SUPPORTS
- E – 6 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 72″ long SIDES
- F – 4 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 23″ long, 2 pieces – 16 3/4″ long ENDS
How to build a vegetable planter
The first step of the project is to build the legs for the vegetable trug. As you can easily see in the diagram, you need to use a miter saw to make the angle cuts at both ends of the pieces.
The next step of the project is to assemble the A-frame supports, by fitting the horizontal support. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and
Fit the 2×4 slats to the frames to form the bottom of the garden bed. Leave no gaps between the slats and align them at both ends, for a professional result. Drill pilot holes and insert 3 1/2″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Use 2×2 lumber for the raised bed supports. Use a miter saw to make the angle cuts at both ends, as shown in the diagram.
Use 1×6 lumber for the side panels. Drill pilot holes through the slats and insert 1 5/8″ screws into supports. Leave no gaps between the slats and align them at both ends.
Fit the side panels to the vegetable trug and align the edges with attention. Use 2 1/2″ screws to lock the side panels to the A-frame legs.
Attach the 1×6 slats to the ends of the planter box. Use a saw to make the angle cuts and then align the edges with attention. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock them into place tightly.
Fill the 1×6 slats to the top of the planter box. Use 1 5/8″ screws to lock the slats into place tightly.
Use 2×4 lumber for the stretchers. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the stretchers and then secure them into place with 2 1/2″ screws.
After assembling the vegetable trug, you need to take care of the finishing touches. Use sandpaper to smooth the surface and fill the holes with wood putty. Use 80-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of stain/paint over the A-frame legs.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in one weekend. You can adjust the size of the off the ground planter box to suit your needs. If you like my project, I recommend you to take a look over the rest of my woodworking plans HERE. Choose from thousands of free designs and fill your life with DIY joy!
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