Build Easy Wooden Planter Boxes

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Learn how to make a farmhouse style DIY wooden planter box. This is such an easy DIY for your front porch!

A super easy way to build DIY farmhouse inspired wooden planter boxes

These are so simple to build, so they’d make a great beginner’s woodworking project. The nice thing about this easy wooden planter boxes is that they’ll slide over an existing plastic or metal planter, so you don’t have to worry about adding a bottom to them or making them watertight. They’re also really inexpensive to build!

Supplies (for one):

  • one plastic or metal round planter (I used 14″ diameter & 16″ high planters)
  • 2 1×6″ 8ft pine/spruce lumber
  • 1 1 x3″ 8ft pine/spruce lumber
  • 1 1×2″ 8ft pine/spruce lumber (buy more lumber if you’re making boxes for planters larger than 14″ in diameter & 16″ high)
  • mitre saw
  • finishing nail gun
  • paint or stain

A super easy way to build DIY farmhouse inspired wooden planter boxes

Cut List (for a 14″ diameter planter; alter these measurements if you’re making this box for a smaller or larger planter):

  • 6 – 14″ 1x6s
  • 6 – 15 1/2″ 1x6s
  • 4 – 16 1/2″ 1x3s
  • 4 16 1/2″ 1x2s

Watch my YouTube video to learn how to make these simple, farmhouse inspired wooden planter boxes:

A super easy way to build DIY farmhouse inspired wooden planter boxes

4 Comments

  1. Love the “sleeve” concept! I’m going to use this pattern with a few changes. As I mentioned on your video, I plan to put a sill around the top with mitered corners so water can’t get into the endgrain. I have some cedar 1×6 boards. I’m going to make them double wide with two sections so two 5-gallon buckets can go into them. I’ll put a partition between the sections, which should help stabilize them. This is a great basic design, very easy.

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