I’ve been shopping around for some large planters to put on my front porch. I wanted them larger so I could plant some Perenial Hostas in them. I love buying new flowers every year but it gets costly. So I thought planting perennials might be better because they come back every year. I found these beauties from Monrovia at Lowes. Aren’t they gorgeous??Well I knew they weren’t going to fit in the planters I had and everything I saw at the box stores was WAY to expensive for my little budget. So I convinced the beard to build some for me, and they cost a fraction of the price.
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What you’ll need:
- 4X4 Sheet of 1/2″ Plywood
- Nail Gun ( We use this one)
- Brad Nails
- circular Saw
- Kreg Rip Cut
- Miter Saw
- Furring Strips
Price Break Down
- Furring Strips .88 a piece we used 8 -$7.00
- Plywood Sheet We used half of one -$6.75
- Stain -$13.00
- TOTAL Cost for materials-$26.75
Compared to 120.00 If we would have purchased them at a bix box store. Not bad huh??
After you get all of your supplies together it’s time to assemble the boxes.
- Using your Kreg Rip cut or table saw Cut four pieces 15″Wx36″L
- Assemble the four pieces into a box shape using your nailer. (you could also do this with wood screws or a hammer and nail)
- After it’s assembled cut it in half. This will give you your 2 planters.
- Next take your Furring strips and add the top trim. We mitered the corners with the miter saw to give them a more custom look.
- After the top trim is done add the 2 bottom pieces. We did 2 rows to make them look more fancy.
- Next we added cleats and a new bottom closer to the top so we wouldn’t have to fill them up with so much dirt.
- Next we stained them and sealed them inside and out to prevent water damage.
- I then drilled 4 holes in the new bottom for drainage, filled it with dirt, and Planted 1 Hosta and 2 calibrachoa per planter.
They’re so gorgeous and I can’t wait until they grow and fill in. The beautiful green of the Hostas and calbrichoas against the black of the planters will be gorgeous! These planters were so easy and turned out perfect!