This step by step diy woodworking project is about planter box with storage plans. I have designed this simple planter box that is made basically from 1×4 boards so you can have nice flowers in the garden, as well as some useful storage space that is also hidden from unwanted eyes. You can adjust these planter plans to suit your exact needs. If you enjoy my design, don’t forget to take a look over the rest of my free plans HERE.
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Planter Box with Storage Plans
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- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 20″ long LEGS
- B – 16 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 18″ long PANELS
- C – 8 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long CLEATS
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 lumber – 14″ long CLEATS
- E – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long BOTTOM
- F – 2 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long, 2 pieces – 12 1/2″ long LID FRAME
- G – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 14″ long LID BOTTOM
- H – 4 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 19 1/2″ TRIMS
- 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 1 piece of 1×2 lumber – 3′
- landscape fabric
- 2 1/2″ screws, 3 1/2″ screws
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
Post hole digger, Concrete mixer
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DIY Planter Box with Storage
The first step of the project is to build the panels for the planter box. Lay the 1×4 slats on a level surface and then attach the cleats with 1 5/8″ screws. Drill pilot holes before inserting the screws to prevent the wood from splitting. Leave no gaps between the slats and align the edges flush.
Drill pocket holes along the sides of the panels, as shown in the plans.
Use 2×2 lumber for the corner legs. Use 2 1/2″ screws to secure the panels to the legs. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the corners are square.
Fit the 1×2 cleats to the interior of the planter box. Drill pilot holes and use 1 5/8″ screws to secure them to the walls.
Attach the 1×4 slats to the cleats and insert the 1 5/8″ screws.
After building the planter box, we need to assemble the lid. Therefore, make the frame for the lid from 1x4s. Align the edges and make sure the corners are square. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws to lock the components together tightly.
Attach the 1×4 slats to the frame. Align the edges flush and leave no gaps between the components. Drill pilot holes and insert 1 5/8″ screws.
Next, you need to cut and attach the decorative trims. Use a miter saw to make 45 degree cuts at both ends of the trims and secure them to the lid frame. Use 8d nails to lock the trims into place and one to another. Leave no gaps between the trims and align the edges flush for a professional result.
Fill the holes with wood putty and then smooth the surface with 120-220 grit sandpaper. Apply a few coats of paint or stain over the components to enhance the look of the flower bed. Make sure the products are not toxic.
You can take the lid off and use the planter box for storage. The space will be really useful to sore hoses and other garden tools.
This is a simple woodworking project, so any person with basic diy skills can get the job done in a few hours. 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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