I was so excited how my prototype planter from salvaged wood turned out I went right out to Lowes and bought enough cedar for two 2/3 size planters.
They are my attempt at la caisse à oranger versailles (Versailles planter boxes).
These are a bit smaller and use the following buy list and cut list for 2 planters.
- 1 – 1 x 3 x 12 foot pine or cedar (or an 8-foot and 4-foot pieces)
- 4 – 2 x 2 x 42 inch deck balusters
- 4 – 1 x 4 x 8 foot cedar boards
- 2- 1 x 2 x 8 foot cedar furring strip
- 2-1/4 inch pocket screws
Cut list for one planter:
- Cut 4- 14 inch pieces from the deck balusters
- Cut 12 – 11 inch pieces from the 1 by 4 cedar boards
- Cut 8 – 11 inch pieces from the 1 by 2 cedar furring strips
- Wait to cut the 1 by 3 cedar boards until the unit is put together
First build the sides by attaching 3 cedar boards to furring strips top and bottom. If you’re using pocket screws put a pocket hole at each side of the furring strips and make sure they are on the top and bottom of each side.
Attach the legs (deck balusters) with pocket screws.
When all four sides are attached the box is very sturdy.
Add a small wooden cleat at the bottom of opposite sides on the inside of the planter to hold the bottom support.
Cut a piece of plywood (or scrap wood) to fit on the cleats and become a removable bottom in the planter.
Determine the size of the top trim by laying a piece of 1 by 3 pine on the top of the planter.
Cut 4 pieces with miters at each end to form a frame.
Screw the frame to the planter.
Prime the planters or stain them or let them weather naturally.
Then I dropped the newly trimmed boxwood pots into the planters.
The planters are placed in the entrance to the potager.
Have you completed a recent project?