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Farmhouse Porch Planter

  • November 30, 2017
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Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic
Shanty 2 Chic

We love decorating for Christmas! I also have 9 kids between us, so we try to always decorate on a budget! We designed the cutest farmhouse porch planters you can build with furring strips! The entire planter cost us under $15 in lumber, which means the kids will still get presents this year ;-)… Maybe…

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  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

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      Lay 4 of the 1x4 side by side. Run a line of glue down one side of two 1x2 boards and place the flush on each end like so. Attach the 1x2 boards to the 1x4 boards with the nailer and 1.25” brad nails.  You will build two of these sides.

    2. Step: 2

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      Now add the horizontal trim to one of these sides. You can add it to both if both sides will be seen. We like to line the boards up directly on this part and mark where the cut will be to get the most exact fit! Attach these boards using wood glue and 3/4” nails or staples.

    3. Step: 3

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      Add a line of wood glue on both ends of one of your side pieces and attach each side plank to it. They will line up side by side and flush with the sides you have already built. Attach the side boards using wood glue and 1.25” brad nails. Now attach the other assembly you built in the first step the same way. Make sure touse wood glue in between the joints on the part and attach everything using 1.25” brad nails.

    4. Step: 4

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      The final step is attaching the supports that will go inside the box. I used 2x4 in the plans, but I had scrap 2x6 that I used on my planters. Really, any 2x material will work on this part, so put your scrap pile to use! Fit each support board in place flush with the base of the planter. Attach them with wood glue and 1.25” brad nails through the sides and into each 2x board. Make sure to share your finished planters with us! Just add #shanty2chic or tag us in your social post so we can see and share them!

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  • I love this!I wish you would have posted it last week. I tried to make one and after 4 tries, mine isn’t nearly this cute 😊.
    By BBeard, on December 5, 2017

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Farmhouse Porch Planter

by Shanty 2 Chic
Nov 30, 2017
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We love decorating for Christmas! I also have 9 kids between us, so we try to always decorate on a budget! We designed the cutest farmhouse porch planters you can build with furring strips! The entire planter cost us under $15 in lumber, which means the kids will still get presents this year ;-)… Maybe…

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1
    Huge 45ac9ea3 8748 4a00 b11e 62de86c06442

    Lay 4 of the 1x4 side by side. Run a line of glue down one side of two 1x2 boards and place the flush on each end like so. Attach the 1x2 boards to the 1x4 boards with the nailer and 1.25” brad nails.  You will build two of these sides.

  2. Step: 2
    Huge 8d524ad6 a57d 4f9c 9283 ae6f5aa81e6d

    Now add the horizontal trim to one of these sides. You can add it to both if both sides will be seen. We like to line the boards up directly on this part and mark where the cut will be to get the most exact fit! Attach these boards using wood glue and 3/4” nails or staples.

  3. Step: 3
    Huge fadcb94f 7c2f 4d68 8dd6 eb4597e01081

    Add a line of wood glue on both ends of one of your side pieces and attach each side plank to it. They will line up side by side and flush with the sides you have already built. Attach the side boards using wood glue and 1.25” brad nails. Now attach the other assembly you built in the first step the same way. Make sure touse wood glue in between the joints on the part and attach everything using 1.25” brad nails.

  4. Step: 4
    Huge 09c87d87 0f31 45ac 92c1 529bc7decccb

    The final step is attaching the supports that will go inside the box. I used 2x4 in the plans, but I had scrap 2x6 that I used on my planters. Really, any 2x material will work on this part, so put your scrap pile to use! Fit each support board in place flush with the base of the planter. Attach them with wood glue and 1.25” brad nails through the sides and into each 2x board. Make sure to share your finished planters with us! Just add #shanty2chic or tag us in your social post so we can see and share them!