How To Build Window Planter Box With Less Than $20 | DIY Project
Are you planning to purchase a planter box? Well it looks great in the sideline of window.It creates a great ambiance of the room and brings you closer to the nature, isn’t it? Why don’t you test your own skills? And why don’t you make one by yourself? Believe me it will cost you very less amount of money as compare to buying one. It always look great to have cheaper alternatives.
Well in our daily life routine we do go and buy different household things but do you ever realized that how much time and money it will cost you? However, if you start making it by your own self it will save you from hassle! So here’s the good news, you can now make a planter box for just $ 20! Yes for just $ 20! Amazing isn’t it?
Well in this step by step tutorial we will help you out making one planter box for just $ 20.You just need to have some basic experience of using the woodworking tools like a wood cutter and screwdriver.
Product Dimensions: 48’’ (length) x 9 1/2’’ (width) x 7 1/4’’ (height)
What you are waiting for…
Let’s get started!
- 1. Two 1’’ x 2’’ x 8ft
- 2. Two 1’’ x 8’’ x 4ft
- 3. One 1’’ x 8’’ x 6ft
- A few 1 1/4’’ trim head screws
- Wood filler
- Sanding block
- Exterior wood stain
- Screw driver (Drilling machine)
- Pencil/Marker for marking
- Gloves (Optional)
- Dust Mask
- Inch Tape
- Drill Machine
- Electric Wood cutter
You can easily find this material to the nearest hardware store or even you can get it delivered at your home by ordering it online as well. Just remember, the quality of the product should have to be good and try to buy the material from some trusted online or physical store.
The pieces you will cut should have to be of following sizes:
1’’ x 2’’s:
- Two pieces 48’’ long
- Eight pieces 4 ¼’’ Long
- Four pieces 8 ¾’’ Long
1’’ x 8’’s:
- Three pieces 46 ½’’ long
- Two pieces 6 ½’’ long
Use an electric wood cutter to cut the lumber form the marked position
Also cut the wider parts of the lumber with the same cutter as well. And make sure all the lumber has been cut properly!
So your stack of woods will look like the picture below:
In order to join the different parts of the lumber take three 1 x 8’’ x 46 ½ ‘’ wood and lay them out like this.
Change the position of the boards and flip them and place them flush against the other like this
Be careful about the distance while drilling the screws in. there should be some manageable distance maintained while drilling the screw.
Repeat the same thing on the other side as well!
Fix the other side as well with the same size of wood.
Secure these wood pieces with the trim screws for better results.
After securing all the sides it will look like this:
Hmmm…! Nice work! The shape of the box shows that you are near to make one planter box only few things left in it!
Flip the box as flipping the box would make it easier for you to trim and fix the wood pieces
Take two of the 8 ¾’’ pieces and attach them flush down the side. Make sure to keep 4 ¼’’ of space in between the pieces.
Fix them with the screw by using drill machine and repeat on the other three sides of the lumber too!
Now take two 48’’ pieces and place them across the top and secure using the screws like this.
Use drill machine to screw them properly!
Now you are left with small pieces only, so try to place two pieces on each end and secure it like this:
Repeat the same on the other side and use drill to fix the screws properly with some distance!
Place your last four pieces evenly on the top of the planter box with some manageable distance.
Use drill and trim screw to secure these pieces as well.
Drill the holes on the bottom of the box so that some decent drainage system can be made for the plants.
Fill the screw holes with the wood filler and cover them with the wood filler like this:
Remember; Try to fill it properly so that it will get mixed with the wood and look smooth in the end.
Once the filler is dried sand the box down like this:
Try sanding our all three sides of the planter box so that it will look good.
Seems like you are almost done! Just polish it to your desired color, in order to give it a proper aesthetic look.
Do it on all the sides of the lumber so that the color of each side will look same.
Let it dry and after that it will look like this:
There you go! Your $ 20 window planter box is ready.
The video was created and uploaded by The Rehab Life. One of their team members narrates the step by step process in the video.