Planter Box Tutorial

I adore these boxes. They fit in anywhere for a fun addition to your home or garden décor.

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I made two different sizes, a 12″ long box and an 18″ long box. Here’s what you need for the 12″ box:

  • Two 1″x5″x12″ pieces (I used 1″x6″ wood trimmed to 1″x5″)
  • One 1″x6″x12″ piece (This is the bottom)
  • Two six inch wide molding pieces cut 7 1/2″ long
  • Wood Glue
  • 1 1/2″ Finishing Nails or 1 1/2″ Nail Gun

For the 18″ box you will need:

  • Two 1″x5″x18″ pieces (I used 1″x6″ wood trimmed to 1″x5″)
  • One 1″x6″x18″ (This is the bottom)
  • Two six inch wide molding pieces cut 7 1/2″ long
  • Wood Glue
  • 1 1/2″ Finishing Nails or 1 1/2″ Nail Gun

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Start assembling by adding glue to the long edge of one 1″x6″ piece and attach it to the edge of the 1″x5″ piece.

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Nail with a nail gun or finishing nails on both edges and the middle. Repeat with the other 1″x5″ piece.

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Glue on both trim pieces, one on each side. Use nail gun or finishing nails to hold them in place. Let everything dry.

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Paint with your choice of color. If using outdoors or planting with dirt and flowers seal with a waterproof sealant.

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These also look adorable filled with jars.

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Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.

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