This step by step diy woodworking project is about modern rectangular planter plans. I have designed this rectangular planter box for your garden, so you can add some green plants to your deck, patio or even hallway. You can adjust the size of the planters to suit your needs. Check out all my planter plans 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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Modern Rectangular Planter Box Plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 22 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 2 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 17″x18 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 18 1/2″x37″ long SIDES
- C – 10 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 17″ long, 10 pieces – 37″ long TRIMS
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 37″ long, 9 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 17″ long BOTTOM SLATS
- F – 2 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 20″ long, 2 pieces – 37″ long TRIMS
- 3 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 4’x8′
- 9 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 8′
- 1 5/8″ screws
- 2 1/2″ screws
- 2″ nails, 1 1/4″ nails
- wood filler , wood glue, stain
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How to build a modern planter box
The first step of the project is to build the panels for the modern planter box. Use 3/4″ plywood for the panels and then attach 1×4 trims into place. Place a piece of 1/4″ plywood between the trims to create even gaps and make sure you align the edges at both ends. Use glue and 1 1/4″ brad nails to secure the panels into place tightly.
Build the front panels for the planter box using 3/4″ plywood and 1×4 trims.
Use 2×2 lumber for the legs. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the side panels, along the interior. Set the jig for 2 1/2″ screws and then secure the panels to the legs. Add glue and then insert 2 1/2″ screws.
Fit 1×2 cleats to the interior of the planter box. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the cleats into place tightly. Drill pilot holes to prevent the wood from splitting.
Attach the 1×4 slats to the cleats. Use 1 5/8″ screws to secure the slats into place tightly.
Use 2×2 lumber for the top trims. Align the edges with attention, drill pilot holes and insert 2 1/2″ screws. Leave no gaps between the trims for a professional result.
This modern rectangular planter box is super easy to build and it has a neat design. With little effort you can build a this planter for your deck and patio.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint/stain over the components to prevent the wood from the elements.
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