Planter Box How To

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Spring is right around the corner. How about a nice planter box? Planter boxes have a great use. Planter boxes give a great home to your flowers.

Spring is right around the corner. How about a nice planter box? Planter boxes have a great use. Planter boxes give a great home to your flowers. Here are the steps on how to make a great planter box.

 

First, you need to go to a store and buy the right supplies. Pick out wood that looks straight to to you. Then, you need to take the dimensions for what size you want. Next, you would measure and cut the wood.

Next, put up the walls of the planter box. You need to screw and glue. This is very important to put the clamps on to make sure the wood would stay still so you can screw.

 

Ewe! Time for filling! You need to go to every hole you can find and fill it. Also, you need to scrape the dried up glue from the bottom of the planter box.

 

Sanding time! You have to sand twice! The first time is to make everything flat. Second time is to make it smooth. Sanding took a long time because you can’t push down on the box. If you do push it will burn the motor out.

 

Routering is fun but it is hard work. You have to pick the router design. I picked a ¼” cove bit. You also had to make sure the sides are perfectly even. While a helper router, you need to hold the box so the helper can get an even router.

 

Now it was time for my personal favorite part; picking the stain. I picked redwood, but you can pick any color you want. You have to do four coats to make it t dark, and beautiful color. You need to allow it to dry for 72 hours to make sure it was waterproof.

 

Finally, if you want it on your planter box put the trim pieces on. You measure to see how long you need the trim piece. Then cut it and glue it. You need vice grips to hold it in place to dry. You need to do the same thing to all four sides.

 

The finals step was to drill holes in the bottom of the box. The reason we did that is so that when you water your plants, all the extra water will go through the bottom and so that the box doesn’t rot. Now you have a planter box! 

 

Now you know pick the right supplies, put up the walls of the planter box, fill the holes, sand, router, stain and if you want to put on your trim pieces. Now you have a spring planter box!