I saw similar planter boxes at a local garden store for $300. I fell in love with them and decided they would look wonderful by my garage doors. I knew I wanted 3 of them and wasn't willing to pay $1000, so I went home and got to work. I took some measurements and figured out what materials I was going to use and headed to the lumberyard. I used cedar and pressure treated wood so that they would be protected from the elements and have decided to let them distress naturally with the weather. I have received many compliments on them and absolutely love them!