Posted 22 Oct 2018
Our rental entrance side of the house receives very little sun shine. We saw this style of planter on side of a coffee shop. We couldn’t find one online and decided to build it.
Planter box is 2 ft in height, 8 ft width
Things needed :
- 1 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. need 14 planks for 2 ft planter box
12 planks for the sides and other 2 cut into 1 feet pieces for center joint
2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. douglas fir lumber
3 planks cut into 3 ft pieces
Kreg Jig, if not use different joint
Urethane for weather resistant finish
Weed barrier fabric
Step by step instructions
Use kreg jig to make 2 holes on each side of 1 feet center piece. 4 holes in total.
Use outdoor blue kote or deck screws to join the wood planks together.
Join the 2x4 3 ft piece to one of the corners. Do the same on all 4 corners.
Make rectangle plank joins and add to existing owners using spacers
Add center support
Note: I used 1x4 instead 2x4 would have provided more center support. Nothing wrong with 1x4, just that 2x4 is better.
[Optional] add additional supports at the bottom
Stain and external finish to the planter box
set in ground
add inner liner and fill in with dirt
1 year later look