“Planter boxes are a classic Springtime project and we’ve always wanted to design and build one in our own style. At the time of writing this, Jaimie is 8 months pregnant with our second child…which makes gardening…difficult. So, doing a DIY Raised Planter Box seemed like a great way to help her not need to lean over in the garden but still be able to get some exercise and spend time outdoors.
We spent quite a bit of time coming up with a DIY planter box design that was both simple and fun to build but was also stylish and modern looking.
We also have Raised Planter Box Plans with exact dimensions on our website:
You can build this planter box in an afternoon with simple tools and materials and if you use an outdoor wood like Cedar or Redwood, it will last many years!
We recommend watching the video above and following along with the written steps!
Rough-sawn Cedar (2x4s)
Cedar Fence Pickets (1x6)
Exterior Black/Grey Paint
Spar Varnish - https://amzn.to/3b98RZL
Exterior Screws - https://amzn.to/3el2PXV
Wood Glue - https://amzn.to/2wDkXLt
Miter Saw - https://amzn.to/3bpoEUu
Circular Saw - https://amzn.to/3bj2Z0m
Drill - https://amzn.to/2SvF6tQ
Impact Driver - https://amzn.to/2SvF6tQ
Kreg Jig - https://amzn.to/2WbyFQ6
Trim Router - https://amzn.to/3ba3sS7
Tape Measure - https://amzn.to/2C00Jv7
Table Saw (Optional)”