Anyone can make this DIY Garden Planter Box!
I’m so excited to share my new planter box with you! This was sooooo easy to do! Honestly, anyone can make this planter AND you can do it in just a couple of hours! Maybe less if you don’t have 5 and 3 year old helpers 😉
Last year we decided that we would build a new planter box this year because we were having a hard time growing veggies in our current planter boxes. They just weren’t deep enough! We have clay soil so once the roots hit the clay – well, let’s just say it isn’t pretty. A couple ideas were tossed around and we finally decided on the following design:
We purchased the materials at Lowes and it came to just under $170 including tax which I think is a fair price for a planter box this large. Too big for your space?? Redwood too expensive? This design can easily be modified to any size planter you desire and you can use lumber that works for your budget. For example:
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Kathy Michaels says
very nice. My dad and hubby are going to build me 2 8X2 X12 boxes for my greenhouse. Then they are going to build a second box attached for the top of each that will be 1 X 8 X 12. Anxious to see the end result and will post pictures.
Kathy Michaels says
so the boxes are finished and if you want to see go to my facebook under Kathy Michaels.
Patti Hafer says
Thank you for this simple yet excellent idea. My Lowe’s cut my 4×4 in half for me for easy transport home but I was also in a cast at the time from surgery. He simply used a box saw and cut it in half. Guess I could have done the same. With RA and numerous back surgeries, your raised garden box has allowed me to regain my love of gardening and enjoying the outdoors. And…I don’t have to fight the rabbits!! Love it!!
David A. Horton says
Very nice plan. Will give it a go this weekend with the wife.
Can’t wait to give this a shot. Just wondering what type of wood you used? And do you know if it matters what type as far as it being healthy for the plants you are growing?
How tall is the garden bed when built?
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
It depends on how many rows you and how wide your boards are. Mine is 2 feet tall.