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Outdoor Planter Box


Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

Hey guys! I am loving my latest project!! I have been wanting planter boxes for the front door for some time now. I knew just who to ask for help! Ana White and I came up with these great planter boxes! The best part?? They only cost $15 a pop to build! Woohoo!!

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      **Exclusive Feature**: Click here to download Ana's blueprints for this How-To! First build two ends. I have attached mine using 3/4² pocket holes and 1 1/4² pocket hole screws.

    2. Step: 2

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      Next, add a 1x2 cleat to the bottom of each of these sides using wood glue and 1.5" brad nails.

    3. Step: 3

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      Now, just add your side 1x4 pieces to connect both end piecesŠ Easy peasy! I attached mine using 3/4² pocket holes and 1 1/4² pocket hole screws.

    4. Step: 4

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      Finally, lay slats down inside the planter and you are ready to go! You can also add some gardener¹s cloth inside the planter to help keep moisture in.

    5. Step: 5

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      Pick your plants and enjoy your new addition!

Comments (3)


  • Where are the plans? There is just a title marker.
    By JMP878, on May 21, 2014

  • Sweet! ... on my 2Do list now ... tysm ... I think I will line this with 6mil plastic inside to keep from rotting, then add small drain hole in bottom to drain.
    By uWishuCould, on October 5, 2015

  • Link for plans is listed under Step 1 in Project Steps.

    By lrminer, on September 10, 2018

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Outdoor Planter Box

by Shanty 2 Chic
May 03, 2014
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Hey guys! I am loving my latest project!! I have been wanting planter boxes for the front door for some time now. I knew just who to ask for help! Ana White and I came up with these great planter boxes! The best part?? They only cost $15 a pop to build! Woohoo!!

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge e9d7a6f5 493e 4623 a14b b892b40f8f2b

    **Exclusive Feature**: Click here to download Ana's blueprints for this How-To! First build two ends. I have attached mine using 3/4² pocket holes and 1 1/4² pocket hole screws.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 902c152b 50a9 4ccc a2e1 009893092d06

    Next, add a 1x2 cleat to the bottom of each of these sides using wood glue and 1.5" brad nails.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge f5d912c1 9589 40e5 9db2 2c952ce7ce3d

    Now, just add your side 1x4 pieces to connect both end piecesŠ Easy peasy! I attached mine using 3/4² pocket holes and 1 1/4² pocket hole screws.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge f0503d55 78be 4432 abca 0382e3bca047

    Finally, lay slats down inside the planter and you are ready to go! You can also add some gardener¹s cloth inside the planter to help keep moisture in.

  5. Step: 5
    Huge a35ef103 56c3 434d 8e03 88cb4f310686

    Pick your plants and enjoy your new addition!