This step by step diy woodworking project is about how to build a flower box. This detailed article features instructions and complete diagrams about building a wooden flower planter. Adjust the design of the structure to suit your needs and budget. This project requires basic tools and materials, so that any person with basic skills can get the job done in less than a week.
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How to build a flower box
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- A – 2 pieces of 1×6 lumber – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 4 1/2″ long PLANTER
- B – 1 piece of 1×6 lumber – 4 1/2″x18 1/2″ long BOTTOM
- C – 2 piece of 1×3 lumber – 12″ long, 1 piece – 15″, 1 piece – 20″ WINDOW
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 6 3/4″ long, 1 piece – 9 1/2″ long TRIMS
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Safety Gloves, Safety Glasses
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Building a flower box
The first step of the project is to build the planter. As you can easily notice in the diagram, we recommend you to use 1×6 lumber for the components. Align the edges with attention and secure the components together by insert 1 1/4″ brad nails and glue. Make sure the corners are right-angled.
Build the bottom of the planter out of 1×6 lumber. Use a circular saw to adjust the width of the component. Drill pilot holes through the sides and insert 1 1/4″ finishing nails into the bottom. Alternatively, you could drill pocket holes along the edges and insert 1 1/4″ screws into the sides.
Build the frame of the window out of 1×3 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 12″ and 15″ long components. Align everything with attention and lock them together by using 1 1/$” screws. Make sure there are no gaps between the components.
Continue the project by fitting the trims to the trims to the window. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 1×2 trims. Fit the trims to the frame and lock them into place using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the window to the planter and insert 1 1/4″ screws to lock everything together tightly. Leave no gaps between the components.
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: If you want to enhance the look of the project and to protect the wooden garden planter from decay, we recommend you to cover the components with paint or stain.
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