Raised Planter Box

This 3½-foot-tall box, is an especially easy project, taking only a few hours to build. Just buy a ready-made redwood window box at the nursery and attach sturdy legs. Then all you have to do is fill it with soil and plant.

Materials you’ll Need:

  • 3 8-foot surfaced redwood 1-by-4s
  • Tape measure
  • Hand or circular saw
  • A 3-foot-long redwood planter box (ours measured 34½ inches by 10½ inches) with a top lip of at least 1 inch
  • Water-resistant wood glue
  • Electric drill
  • 44 1-inch deck screws
  • Carpenter or framing square
  • Water-based exterior wood stain (optional)


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