You know you are knee deep in the DIY life when you look at a wooden bracelet…and you don’t see a wooden bracelet. Shop bought plastic troughs and plant pots tend to be sold in either green or terracotta brown and in my view don’t look as pleasing as the more expensive clay or wooden variants and of course the colour of the plastic fades over time because of the elements and espeically sunshine as ultra violet rays cause most plastics to deteriorate, lose strength and become brittle.
Such handmade planters are really special for people living in narrower residence as they just can’t afford a nice garden! When the old planter fell apart after five or six years of year-round service, I was shocked when I found out how much large planters cost. I’ve been wanting to play with them more in our garden in unique ways, maybe even designing a succulent wall along the back bbq area. I bought a couple of 15″ square plastic planter pots to drop into these planters.
Last summer I decided to build self-watering” veggie planters that I could leave for a week without watering. Sand the wooden surface with 120-grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a vacuum. I don’t think I could have found something I like as much for the price it cost us to build it. I would, however, be much happier with it if we didn’t have the wood shrinkage problem and if we were going to be spending that much, paying a bit more for the wood wouldn’t have been a big deal. Loni shows you how to build a durable vegetable planter that will last for years to come and produce fresh veggies for the whole family.
Since building it we bought our first house and now we’ve got a million more projects in the works, so I’m sure you’ll be seeing more from us! I have even taken a stab at DIY landscaping which I will be sure to touch on sometime in the future. I pulled my DIY moss letter out of storage just to have something there and added a couple boxwood wreaths… and then I neglected it. This easy to moderate window box planter from DIY Network uses custom cut brackets fitted to your siding to support the weight of the box.
The gallery below features lovely projects which use recycled pallets or old wooden crates to create incredible simple yet elegant and strikingly beautiful wooden planters which merge perfectly into any scenario. While it would work after a fashion, I’d prefer to line the walls of the planters and leave the base free with drainage holes pushed into the ground beneath it.
This lovely wooden planter box from The Growing Wall and these neat felt hexagon shapes by Squared Array I imagined them as potentially very pretty when combined together. Continue the project by installing the side slats of the planter, using our free plans. Along with the planters which probably cost me a total of $30 a piece to make I also bought a much needed new mat for the porch for $5.
Here’s the other thing – when you come across an Etsy shop like Rock N Wood Supply , you really have no other choice than to order some funky bracelets and see what DIY road they take you down. I am going to share how to make these pallet wood planter boxes in a few easy steps. What follows is an account of our magical journey to garden planter ownership… Read on and maybe one day you too could be a planter owner. Better Homes and Gardens provides plans for another window box planter design based off the initial construction of a simple box.
I had both a pine book case I made and a wooden CD double library case both of which became redundant in my home so I simply cut them down with a hand saw to make additional planters as follows in this illustrated example using the CD storage case. She lives in Portland, Oregon and writes about her kitchen garden on her blog DigginFood Her first book Grow. Once the two frames of the planters have been boarded, you just need to join them together.
Ana’s plans end here but I wasn’t loving the exposed top edge showcasing the mis-matched cedar boards. The Cypress tree produces cypressine, which is a natural oil that acts as a preservative, making cypress planters durable and resistant to harsh weather conditions, insects and fungus. One last note: This elevated garden planter was designed so that the two pieces could be transported individually through the office and onto our third floor patio. Thanks for the feedback and I’m glad that you managed to build the bench planter.
The alternartive , wooden troughs and barrels though seem to be unnecessarily expensive for what they are and thus all the box plant containers in my little garden I actually made myself and in the main from found and /or reclaimed timber or i used used recycled plastic containers which cost nothing. I designed and built the one you see above and have been sharing the plans so that you can easily put one together too.
I needed some untreated, lightweight wood to do that and was also looking for a way to upcycle these wooden bed slats, so it worked out perfectly. For my first Summer Celebration project, I made this three-tiered summer planter Last year, I created these repurposed summer planters This year, I stuck with the theme and created a pallet wood planter box! We hope to post plans for the planter with it in the future but wanted to get it up as soon as possible since we have had several requests for it.
I don’t have any plans because I just made up this planter as I went along but if you’re using wood that you already have on hand, fit the dimensions of your planter to the materials you have. Update: After living with the large, gray planters on the front porch for a couple of weeks I decided they were too large for the space and so they found a new spot on our back patio. In addition, drill 5/8″ drainage holes through the plywood, so it doesn’t retain all the water inside the planters. You may recall my trip to the lumberyard for the white oak to build the planter. We have multi sized and colored pallet wood furniture ideas and pallet furniture plans for outdoor and indoor decoration.
Add a splash of color to your window sills with these painted wooden window boxes from Popular Mechanic The box itself is a basic trough design supported by two hefty handmade brackets. Then since some of these pots will be on display and not in the greenhouse I disguised them with wooden slats making them barrel like and at no cost siocne all the materials were reclaimed. We’re boarding the planters horizontally so position the top board first so that the ends are flush with the sides of the planter framework. Rub Metallic Lustre onto the wooden bracelet (for a full tutorial on using Metallic Lustre, check out THIS post).
I wanted a planter for my Fall Mums but I didn’t want to spend a lot on it. I also didn’t want the boring planters I kept seeing in the stores. While I have three on my wish list this year – this week’s Tuesday ten is a collection of do-it yourself window box planter ideas to spark some building motivation. Cypress planters complement almost any exterior style, and they require very little maintenance to continue looking their best. Note: The reason there are vertical gaps on the corners of my planters is because I used wood floor planks.