Bring on the colors of fall with this rustic DIY weekend project. This planter box will add an aesthetic touch and a farmhouse feel to any outdoor entryway, welcoming all of your guests with fall flair. This planter is a great fit for your ornamental grasses, mums, and sedums. Our step-by-step instructions make it possible to create this rustic planter all by yourself.
You can use pressure-treated or cedar wood for this project. If you choose pressure-treated, make sure to allow the wood to dry for a couple of weeks prior to staining. To reduce the risk of splitting the wood, drill pilot holes for all instances using the 1-5/8" deck screws. Make sure not to drill through to the opposite side. This build is pretty straightforward. Be sure to offset the placement of pocket holes on the side panel assemblies. Since you use them on all four panel assemblies, the screws will hit each other when going into the 2 x 2 legs if you do not. The inner shelf can be placed at any position inside the planter to accommodate your desired plantings.
Overall dimension: 24" x 17" x 17"