Friday, April 29, 2016

$10 Tall Fence Picket Planter


diy $10 fence picket planter

Happy Friday friends - who's ready to beef up their outdoor space?  Today I'm sharing this $10 tall fence picket planter as part of the Great Outdoors Challenge organized by my friend Katie at Addicted 2 DIY.

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We've done a few of these group challenges and I have participated in the One Board Challenge, the Re-Purpose It Challenge, and the Organize Build Challenge.  Today is all about the great outdoors where we were challenged to spruce up our outdoor space using wood, concrete, metal, etc.  Seven DIY bloggers are participating and sharing their amazing projects: 

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diy $10 fence picket planter


We have this akward space next to the back door steps that was just calling out for a planter.  I wanted something tall enough to rise above the steps and not block the pathway but provide a nice filler for that corner.  So I designed this tall planter made from 3 fence pickets and 4 square balusters for a whooping total of $10.

diy $10 fence picket planter

This planter sits up 2" off the ground for breathing room and good drainage.

diy $10 fence picket planter

Below are step by step instructions to build this planter.  Always read through all steps before beginning and be sure to follow all safety precautions when operating power tools.

fence picket planter free plans

Supplies:

Cut List:
  • 4 – 2x2 @ 29 5/8”, both ends parallel miter cut 5 degrees (legs)
  • 10 – 1x6 @ 10” (straight sides)
  • 2 – 1x6 @ 12 3/8”, both end miter cut 5 degrees NOT PARALLEL (sides – top piece)
  • 2 – 1x6 @ 11 1/2”, both end miter cut 5 degrees NOT PARALLEL (sides – top piece)
  • 2 – 1x6 @ 10 1/2”, both end miter cut 5 degrees NOT PARALLEL (sides – top piece)
  • 2 – 1x6 @ 9 5/8”, both end miter cut 5 degrees NOT PARALLEL (sides – top piece)
  • 2 – 1x6 @ 8 5/8”, both end miter cut 5 degrees NOT PARALLEL (sides – top piece)
  • 4 – scrap wood 1x6 @ 7” (cleats)




diy $10 fence picket planter

Step 1: Make straight sides.  Attach (5) 1x6 @10” pieces to legs flush to interior, keep long edge of leg to exterior.  Use wood glue and exterior grade 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

Make 2

diy $10 fence picket planter

diy $10 fence picket planter



Step 2: Attach angled side pieces to straight sides using wood glue and exterior grade 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.  HINT: A right angled drill works wonders for this tight space.


Step 3: Attach other set of angled side pieces to form box using wood glue and exterior grade 1 ¼” pocket hole screws. 

diy $10 fence picket planter

Step 4: Optional - depending on your plant container size.  I choose to add cleats to the interior to hold the plant container snug.

diy fence picket planter free plans

We love seeing your projects!  Please join us in the Great Outdoors Challenge and link up any outdoor project building using wood, concrete or metal.


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8 comments:

I Am a Homemaker said...

Love this Jaime! Adding them to my list.

Sarah Fogle said...

Stop. These projects are making my impossibly long to do list longer. Ha!

Gail Wilson said...

Jaime,

I love yout tall planter.... and you can't beat the price.

You got me thinking "what could I hide in all that empty space? gardening tools, a pocket hose, something else....

great tutorial, pinning of course!

gail

Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY said...

It turned out beautiful Jaime! You are right, it fits perfectly into that space! What a great price, too!

Mindi Carwin said...

This is beautiful Jaime, and for $10!! You can't beat that price! I love how tall it is too!

Elisha Albretsen said...

I can't believe they only cost $10! I love the fact they they are pretty narrow so they can fit almost any space. Great work!

Julie Spear said...

Oh, I just love this!!! for $10!!!?!??!!??!? This would cost a fortune to buy this tall of a planter at a retail store! And I love the unfinished wood look, but you could also paint or stain, or that AWESOME colored wood stain that you used on your dresser the other day would look great too, so you could still see the wood grain!!! Hmmmmm, so many great ideas! THANK YOU for sharing the awesome plan, and for the GREAT inspiration, as always!!

Amy Baesler said...

Love the style of your planter Jaime, it's perfect! I kinda love that green look on the cedar, is that how your boards came? Great job!