How to Make an Easy Inexpensive Wood Planter
By Julie Sews - 9:08:00 PM
I am learning wood working and have been trying to start with small easy projects. So this is a good one for beginners. I think it turned out pretty well the only thing I would do different is I didn't measure the inside wood pieces right (mine were 10.5" long) and I didn't want to fix it because I didn't feel like cutting it again (I cut it with a hand saw.) So your finished project shouldn't have wood sticking out of the four corners and will look much better than the picture above.
12 - 3'x3.5'x1" cedar wood (do not buy treated wood! It will leach chemicals into your produce)
6- 3'x3.5'x1" cedar wood
4- 9.5"x1"x1 1/4" or 9.5 inch piece of thinner wood
1 1/4" screws
1 part peat moss to one part compost
|bottom of the planter|
Step 2: Using 2" screws drill make a box with 2 of your 3' and 2' pieces together.
Step 3: use 1-2 screws per board on each side to screw 6 three foot sections to the bottom, with spacing evened out on the bottom (I used screws to space them like you would for tile spacing). The spaces are for drainage instead of drilling holes. Try to make sure it's even.
Step 4: Screw the 9.5" wood into the corners to the bottom of the planter
Step 5: Screw the sides to the 9.5" long pieces
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