Learn how to make a farmhouse style DIY wooden planter box. This is such an easy DIY for your front porch!
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 1x6" 8ft pine/spruce lumber
- 1 1 x3" 8ft pine/spruce lumber
- 1 1x2" 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
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 ½" 1x6s
- 4 - 16 ½" 1x3s
- 4 16 ½" 1x2s