Are you looking to add a touch of nature and greenery to your front porch? Or perhaps you’re searching for a new DIY project to tackle? Look no further than a custom-built planter box! This planter box is perfect for beginner DIYers and is designed to accommodate a rectangular window planter box that you can fill with your favorite real or fake plants. Plus, it’s a great way to add some serious curb appeal to your home! Spruce Up Your Porch with a DIY Planter Box
Its been more than a year since we moved into this house and we have been busy renovating the inside to our liking. However, we noticed that the outside was in need of some love and attention too. So this year, we decided to make our porch and garden areas a priority, starting with a beautiful planter box.
Why a planter box, you may ask? Well, not only does it add a pop of color and life to your porch, but it’s also practical for growing herbs, vegetables, and flowers. Plus, it’s a great DIY project for those who are looking to add their own personal touch to their home’s exterior.
If you’re interested in building your own planter box, we have a comprehensive build plan available for purchase in our online store. But first, let me give you an overview of what to expect when building this project.
Tools you need:
1×6 wood planks and 2×2 wood. Don’t worry, we’ll provide a full list of everything you need in our build plan.
If you opt for pressure treated 1×6 picket fence wooden boards and 2×2 Wood Square End Balusters for your DIY project, the approximate material cost will be around $20. However, if you prefer to use materials such as redwood, cedar or select pine, the cost will differ based on the quality and type of material you choose.
Here is a video instructions guide for this DIY Planter box.
The first step is to cut the wood planks to the desired lengths for your planter box. Get your copy of the build plans here.
After cutting, stain the wood planks to color of your choice.
Next, you’ll want to assemble the Leg frames and then the sides of the box using pocket hole joinery. Step by step instructions with 3d view are included in the build plan to assist you with the assembly. This is a good project to start if you are new to woodworking and pocket hole joinery is a great way to join the boards without exposing the screws.
Once the sides are assembled, you can attach the bottom of the box. Finally, you’ll want to add a clear sealer to finish and protect the wood from the elements and give it a long-lasting look .
Of course, these are just the basic instructions. Our build plan goes into much greater detail, providing step-by-step guidance and visual aids to ensure that even beginners can complete this project with ease.
VERSATILE FOR PLANTING
Live plants would be really great for the front porch. Since I live in a region where winter is extremely cold, I opted to use fake plants. I used packing thermocol as filler, glued dry moss to coverup the foam / thermocol and added fake plants in different types. But this planter is also designed for real plants that can be planted in this plastic rectangle planter box. Decorate it however you like, it’s your porch. You can also use this planter for indoor herb garden.
So if you’re ready to spruce up your porch with a beautiful planter box, head over to our online store to purchase our build plan. We guarantee you won’t be disappointed with the results!
Spruce Up Your Porch with a DIY Planter Box – INDOOR/OUTDOOR
Grab a free template and instructions for making this No soliciting sign. As soon as we moved in to this house, we had so many marketing & sales people knocking our doors. We we not sure how to politely avoid them. So, I made this sign and hung it on our front porch. Thankfully, It did work!