These DIY wooden planter box ideas and easy to build and will spruce up your curb or backyard! Get lots of inspiration to build your own wooden planters!
Container planters make gardening easy for any skill level or home!
Whether you are in an apartment or in a large house with acreage, DIY wooden planters are a great way to add curb appeal or grown your own veggies!
Making a wooden planter box is very easy! Most of them are a perfect afternoon project for any beginner woodworker.
Benefits of a DIY wooden planter box
- Easy to build!
- Make as big or small as you want for your space
- Fewer weeds
- You can move them where ever you want – for decor or for sunlight!
What wood to use for DIY planter box
Wooden planter boxes are very cost effective and easy to build.
- Redwood – A great option because it is naturally rot-resistant and has been known to last for a long time. Unfortunately, it can be a lot more expensive than the other options. Learn more about redwood uses and advantages.
- Cedar – Also rot resistant, though not as long as redwood. pretty cost effective too.
- Douglas fir – Lasts a lot less – about 5-7 years. Cheapest wood used for garden boxes.
When choosing the wood for your planter box, be sure to use untreated wood. The chemicals in treated wood can harm plants.
DIY Wooden Planter Box Ideas
Once you have decided what type of wood you want to build with, here are a few awesome DIY wooden planter box ideas to inspire you!
Almost all of these are super easy to make with the very basic tools! Take a look!
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This lattice planter box adds amazing character to your garden or yard. It is meant to be decorative and you can easily put your pot inside for the plants. Or you can attach landscape fabric to the inside and plant directly!
This tiered wooden planter is super easy to build and takes only about an hour! All you need is a saw and nailer!
Another gorgeous tiered planter to add vertical height!
Add even more character with the addition of metal to a simple wooden planter box!
Don’t you just love the texture the panels add to the side of this planter?
Love this dual purpose planter and table! It is absolutely perfect for the patio!
This end table is a genius idea! The planter serves dual purpose! Can you guess what you can switch it out for?
This is such a gorgeous planter box idea! You have to go take a look at what it looks like after a few months when it fills up with flowers!
These super easy planter ideas add the perfect rustic charm!
A simple wooden window box is a easy to make and adds so much fun color to the home!
If you need modern and clean lines, this is the perfect DIY planter box! It is super easy to build too!
If you are more into rustic beauty, this is a great way to add color and plants to your window!
If you are looking for a simple kitchen her garden, It is super easy to make!
Another great idea for tiered wooden planters!
This is NOT metal! It is wood and its gorgeous! Take a look at how to make it look like zinc!
I love the tiered planters and their modern look! They make perfect planters for indoors or outdoors!
This little table top planter is made from scrap wood and takes about 10 minutes to make! I think it makes a great gift idea too!
This is such a great use of the vertical fence space!
If you have been wanting to get into container gardening for veggies, this is the perfect starting point!
Not just a planter but also decor! Perfect idea for an entry way or back patio!