Frame and Panel Planters
Free planter plans!
3 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long
2 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
6 - 5 1/2" wide x 1/2" thick fence pickets 6 feet long
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
4 - 1x3 @ 20"
4 - 1x3 @ 26 1/4"
4 - 1x3 @ 18 1/2"
4 - 1x2 @ 26 1/4"
2 - 1x2 @ 21 1/2"
2 - 1x2 @ 18 1/2"
12 - 5 1/2" wide fence pickets 31 1/4" long
First, build two frames, note that they are sized differently.
Then add the tops to the two frames.
Attach the fencing, starting in the middle, working outward, with galvanized finish nails and exterior wood glue.
Use predrilled holes and attach the four panels together with screws. You can skip the glue to break the planters down and store flat for the winter.
For the bottom, what I like to do is attach a few 1x2 cleats on the insides, and then lay wood slats on top. Then I place gardener's cloth on top followed by soil. I place the bottom up near the top - no need to put that much soil in - just extra $$$ and weight.