Last summer the HH and Monkey Boy built this fun little window box planter for me. As if I didn’t have enough plants on the back patio. Ha! But truth be told, all my other containers are filled with vegetables, so it’s nice to have something to be able to plant flowers in. All it takes is a few simple flowers to bring a pop of color to any landscape. This box made me so dang happy. Flowers have a tendency to do that to you.
This project is fairly simple as far as DIY projects go. It might just be the perfect project to add to your honey-do list for this spring.
(1) 5/8″ x 6″x 8′ cedar fence panel
(1) 1″x 2″x 6′ cedar board
1 1/2″ galvanized finish nails
(2) L brackets
(4) 1″ galvanized screws
(4) 5/8″ galvanized screws
1″ spade drill bit
Paint or stain (optional)
This project is for a 30″ window box. If you want to make one that’s shorter or longer, simply cut two pieces of wood the same length for the front and back of the the desired box length. Cut two 5/8″x 6″x 30″ pieces of wood and set aside. Next, cut two 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ end pieces.
Apply wood glue to the ends of the 5 1/2″ x 5″1/2 end pieces.
Using finish nails, attach the end pieces to the front and back boards.
Measure the inside of your window box to get the exact measurement you need to cut for the bottom of the window box. For a 30″ window box you will need a 5/8″x 6″ x 27 3/8″ piece
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