This was a fun easy build...I took the toy box plans and used 1X4s instead of solid sides and bottom. I cut the legs short and put finals on.
And what an excellent modification to a plan.
These are fantastic!! Nice job!
These looks so great! I definitely need to try to build some of these!
These looks great! now I'm inspired!
These are GORGEOUS! What an inspiration you are - I can't get over how fabulous they look. These are now a must-have (must-make?) for me! :D
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I love these planters! I totally want to make these, but I have never used planters before...so these questions may be silly. You said you used 1x4's for the sides and bottom, so does water leak out when you water your plants? Or is there enough dirt in there that that isn't a problem? Did you paint the entire inside of your planter? Thanks!
I just put small (silver dollar size) rocks on top of any gaps for drainage. That way the dirt doesn't leak out but some of the excess water can trickle out. If you don't have a way for it to drain, the roots of your plants can rot. You could staple landscape material in the planter as well and it would do the same thing. I didn't go that route because the rocks were free. I didn't know about the drainage problem either, bought pots without holes and killed my first set of planter plants many years ago. I did paint the entire inside...actually my kids did.
I LOVE these! I've been wanting to do some container gardening this year, planting tomato and peppers together, but pots are so expensive..silly me, I should have thought to build them myself! These look so sleek and modern with the square look! Great GREAT job..and good idea to get the kids to help! :)
I LOVE your planters! Could you tell me the box dimensions? I would love to make some and my hubby would be so impressed-this will be my first build! =)
Thanks! The legs are 18"high (not including the finials), the sides are 14" deep and 15" wide. I built them as squares. Good luck!
I love these planters!!! Beautiful!
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