How to Build A Wood Planter Box…

April 13, 2011 at 9:56 am Leave a comment

On the cheap. I will admit, I was a little amazed at how little effort and supply was needed to build this planter.

Our finished box is 1′ high, 2′ deep and 8′ long, and forgive me if I’m not detailed enough or get something wrong because I did not put this together, I merely watched. So….

-Lumber (3 pieces of 1 x 2 x 8 )
-Chicken Wire
-Weed Barrier Fabric

First, cut your lumber. Apparently you only need to make two cuts for this whole project. So take your extra 1 x 2 x 8 and cut two pieces to the depth you want (we did 2ft). So now you should have 2 full 8 feet pieces and 2 cut pieces to your desired length for the sides of the box.


Connect your pieces using 3 screws at each corner. Once your lumber takes box form lay it down so you can attach the chicken wire to the bottom. This acts as a base as well as a mole barrier (we have an issue with them). We simply stapled 2′ x 10′ chicken wire to the bottom and trimmed the access.


Put your newly built planter box in place and lay in your weed barrier. Fill the box with your choice of soil and start planting your garden!


Thats our super simple, affordable planter box. I plan on staining this bad boy, so I’ll post a photo of it all polished off and stained whenever I get a nice day to go out and do it! And one day I’ll paint that blue rain barrel… just another project.

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