Add flowers to your outdoor space with one of these DIY planter box designs! They all have woodworking plans so you can start building today!
Wooden planters are one of my favorite things to build. They're simple, cost effective and give you a huge bang for the buck! Store-bought planters can range in the 100's of dollars, but give me a few fence pickets and I'll make you a gorgeous cedar planter box in an afternoon!
Even if you only have a balcony or deck, planter boxes can fill your outdoor space with flowers. Container gardening is super easy, and there's less weeding to do! Add a trellis, and your planter can double as a privacy screen as well.
They're also a great beginner woodworking project, even if you've never built anything before. Most of the DIY planter box ideas listed below only require straight cuts and simple joints, so all you'll need is a saw and a drill!
DIY Planter Box Designs
Each of these DIY wooden planters includes plans, so you can make your own easily! Click on the button or image to go to the full tutorial.
The base of this planter box is big enough for a 2 or 3 gallon pot, so all you have to do is drop it in and watch it grow! The trellis will help stabilize taller plants, or give climbing vines something to hold on to while it fills the back with flowers.
If you're short on space, or want to hide an outdoor eyesore like pipes or conduit, this vertical planter will help! Each of the flower boxes is removable, so you can change the configuration as the plants grow. The bottom can be used for storage, or fill it with soil and plant even more!
thank you for your great plans , some will be used over the next few weeks , wow the costs for Cedar in the US are really good , Sawn Cedar 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 6 feet $2.50 , over here it is very nearly $20 for the same sizes
Keep up the good work
Tuesday 19th of May 2020
Your planters are almost as good as chocolate! I definitely want to try some of them since apartment living is so flowerless. Thanks for all your ideas. Lots of fun to read even if i would never make anything. My dad could make anything so your site brings back lots of memories.