Tall wood planters are so stylish and natural. This YouTube tutorial by Ana White has been one of the best tutorials on how to make outdoor plant furniture. She explains all of the steps in the video with tips and tricks. There was not a time where I was confused because it was detailed. I appreciate tutorials that provide written plans because I can refer back to it in case I get stuck or confused. Tall wood planters can be expensive, but with this tutorial, everything is made for about $50 total. I love how time-efficient the planter is because I hate taking forever with woodworking. This should take only about half an hour to build each.
- 1-5-1/2″ wide, 6ft long cedar fence pickets
- 1 x 2 furring strips
- speed square
- tape measure
- safety glasses
- circular saw
- 18 gauge brad nailer
- 1-1/4″ self-tapping screws
- scrap wood
First, lay out all of the cedar fence pickets and cut four 1 x 2 furring strips to the widths of all the fence pickets. Then, use your speed square and mark a 5-degree angle on top of the cedar fence pickets. Take the first 1 x 2 furring strip and nail them to the top of the fence pickets with 1-inch brad nails.
Next, for the framed corners, add the 1 x 3 to the 1 x 2. This will serve as the structure for the project. Use glue and 1 1/4 nails in there to keep the corner woods in place.
In conclusion, this adds a rustic wood grain feel to the exterior of your home that I love. These are better than plastic because they will last longer. I love the look of natural wood and the style of my house fits the natural and minimalist style. I love how she provides measurements for each size too.