DIY ProjectsHomemade Simple Cedar Garden Planter Box Project

Homemade Simple Cedar Garden Planter Box Project

This homemade simple Cedar garden planter box project is detailed how to make in this step by step tutorial. If you know how to use a couple of power tools you can use this DIY project to turn a single piece of 1 x 6 lumber from a local hardware store or reclaimed material outlet store into a useful planter box.


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Planters come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and can be made out of a number of materials. Unfortunately, the commercially sold planters can be very expensive and many of them are definitely not worth the high cost. However, if you are on a budget, you need another option. This do it yourself project is right up your alley and does not require a whole lot skill.

The project can be replicated in order to make as many planter boxes as you will need. The project is presented in an easy to follow format and even has plenty of photos to help walk you through the whole assembly process. It is make from a single piece of lumber (1″x6″ cedar board 6’ long) that is measured and cut into four pieces.

Benefits of following the homemade simple Cedar garden planter box project article

● Build your multipurpose planter boxes with very little work

● Project includes a complete list of all of the materials, supplies and tools needed to complete it

● Projects also includes a detailed, easy to read and understand step by step instruction guide

● Includes numerous full color photos that depicted several stages of the the project

Tools Needed:

A miter saw or hand saw to cut your pieces to length

A table saw to rip the bottom to width and cut the bevel

A cordless drill to drill and screw the box together

A block plane or sand paper to take off the sharp corners

Pencil, square and tape measure to mark your lines

2 clamps that span at least 20″

Bessey GSCC2.524 2.5-Inch x 24-Inch Economy Clutch Style Bar Clamp

DEWALT DW2711 No.8 Replacement Drill Bit and Countersink

IRWIN Tools Rafter Square, Hi-Contrast Aluminum, 7-Inch

Stanley 12-920 6-1/4-Inch Contractor Grade Block Plane

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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