Cedar Planter

Very simple to make and looks very nice.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Satin Polyurethane
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project



Wed, 11/11/2020 - 08:38

This was a fun, easy project. I built two of them. The pickets that I used were 3-1/3” wide. I used five per panel resulting in an 18” (vs. 17”) wide panel.

For those who have difficulty sourcing cedar locally, check out this link for a fence panel kit sold by Home Depot: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Outdoor-Essentials-3-1-2-ft-x-8-ft-Western-…

~$80 with free delivery. Just enough for two planters. I ripped one of the 2x4s down to make two 2x2s for the legs. The other 2x2 I ripped down to make more 1x4s. Since these ended up being 1/4” wider than the pickets in the kit, I used them as the bottom cross pieces on the panels.

They look great and my spouse loves them!

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