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How to Build a Flower Planter

Planter Box

Wondering how to build a flower planter? Spruce up your garden by adding a nice cedar planter box to your landscape! 

How to Build a Flower Planter, odd job larry

Materials

  • (11) 1x6x8 Cedar boards
  • (3) 2x2x8 pressure treated
  • 1 ¼” trim screws
  • Stain (optional)

 

Tools

  • Drill
  • 1/8” drill bit
  • Saw – Miter or circular
  • Tape measure
  • Pencil

 

Instructions

  • Cut (2) of your 8’ 2×2’s to 5’ 3″
  • Use the cut off pieces to make your 2’ ends and secure to the 5′ 3″ boards

How to Build a Flower Planter, odd job larry

  • Cut your 1×6 cedar boards to 2’ – you will need 12 pieces total
  • Lay them on the 2×2 frame and secure

How to Build a Flower Planter, odd job larry

  • Cut your last 2×2 board into (4) 22” pieces and secure to the corners of the frame

How to Build a Flower Planter, odd job larry

  • Measure from side to side and cut the rest of your 1×6 cedar boards and secure to the (4) sides – (4) boards high on each side
  • Save the cut-offs from the longer sides to use for the (2) shorter sides

How to Build a Flower Planter, odd job larry

  • Make sure the (2) shorter sides overlap the (2) longer sides

How to Build a Flower Planter, odd job larry

Fell free to stain the box or leave it with the natural cedar look. 

We recommend putting landscape fabric on the bottom of the planter box before you fill it up with soil. 

Now you are ready to plant your flowers! We’d be happy to see your finished project! Send us an email to info@oddjoblarry.com and we will showcase your planter on our Facebook page! We hope you enjoyed this post about “how to build a flower planter”, and stay tuned for our next project!