Supersized Planter Box

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Project by DIYMontreal posted 06-26-2020 01:13 PM 866 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this specific planter box for a friend according to her specifications, with the design being inspired by a picture she saw on Pinterest. She wanted a really deep tall planter, with a modern look featuring thin spaced out slatted boards.

Cedar would have been ideal, but my friend brought me treated pine, and that’ll work just as well. I also got a bunch of cedar 2×4s that I used for the inner supports, and last but not least, a ton of decking screws.

I assembled one panel at a time, then fit the panels together like a puzzle. I then added a bottom frame and dropped in some slats. I used a weed barrier to keep in the soil, but poked some holes for drainage.

A lot of people ask me why it’s so deep? The truth is I don’t know! I suggested we make a false bottom higher up, but she insisted I made it deep…. Must be be deep rooted vegetables going in there!

If you want to watch the build video you can see it HERE

-- DIY Montreal

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#1 posted 06-30-2020 01:12 PM

That is a good looking planter box!!


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#2 posted 06-30-2020 06:06 PM

I gave your video a “thumbs up” so if I complement you again on this posting I think it may be borderline illegal.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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