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25 Amazing DIY Wooden Planters with Plans

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!

25 DIY planter box designs with plans

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!

western red cedar fence pickets at Home Depot

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!

plan for DIY planter box with trellis

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.

Which of these wooden planter ideas is your favorite? I'd love to see which one you make! Send me a photo or tag me on Instagram to show off your project!

Check out these other outdoor project ideas!

collage of DIY planter box designs

mike funnell

Wednesday 20th of May 2020

Hi, 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 Regards Mike


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.

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