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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 -
Exterior Screws -
Wood Glue -

Miter Saw -
Circular Saw -
Drill -
Impact Driver -
Kreg Jig -
Trim Router -
Tape Measure -
Table Saw (Optional)”

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