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April 02, 2013
DIY Planters: Easy to Make, Inexpensive
DIY PlantersGive your patio plants a stylish new home this season!

These attractive planters are inexpensive, especially if you use scrap wood, and quick to build—you can make several in an afternoon. We built them using dimensional 1x3 foot stock (3/4 inch thick x 2 1/2 inches wide) cut to pattern specifications, plus the materials listed.

Here's what you'll need to build two of them:
  • 1x3x8-foot pine or cedar (8), cut into the following lengths:
    (A) 8 corner pieces, 22 inches long
    (B) 16 side pieces, 14 inches long
    (C) 16 side pieces, 12 inches long
    (D) 2 cleats, 12 inches long
    (E) 4 bottom pieces, 12 inches long
  • 1 1/4-inch 10d galvanized nails or No. 10 zinc-plated Phillips-head wood screws (140)
  • 2-inch 10d galvanized nails or No. 10 zinc-plated Phillips-head wood screws (20)
  • Wood glue for exterior use
  • Hand saw, jigsaw or circular saw
  • Framing square
  • Hammer, screwdriver or drill-driver
get   the full instructions for these planters at gardeningclub.com!
 
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