Pretty up your patio this summer with stunning DIY tiered wooden planters that only cost £10 to make! These wooden planters are an easy DIY project that will add the perfect finishing touch to your garden, terrace, or patio. Not only is this DIY wooden planter cheap, but it’s also easy to make. Even if you aren’t familiar with woodworking, this simple project is a good introductory woodworking project.
- Two pieces of 5/8 ” x 5-1⁄2″ x 6′ Cedar Fence Picket
- One length of 2″ x 2″ Furring strip
- 1¼” Finish nails
- 24 x 1¼” Screws
- Cedar fence @ 12″ – total 9 – base and sides of boxes
- Cedar fence @ 5″ – total 6 – ends of the boxes
- 2″ x 2″ @9½” – total 2
- 2″ x 2″ @12½” – total 2
- 2″ x 2″ @16″ – total 4
Step 1. Create Your Planter Boxes
The first stage of creating a tiered wooden planter is to cut out the pieces for each planter box. Each box will need three identical pieces for the sides and bottom as well as two smaller pieces for each end. See the cut list above for the dimensions for each piece.
To construct each wooden planter box, stick your pieces together using wood glue and then secure them with finish nails. Although nailing the boxes can be done by hand, using a nail gun will save you both time and energy.
Step 2. Cut Your Legs
Once your planter boxes are cut and drying the next step is to cut the lengths needed for the legs. You will need to cut your 2″ x 2″ furring strip into a total of eight pieces. For the lowest tier of your wooden planter you need two 9½” long legs, then 12½” long legs for the middle tier, and finally four 16″ long legs for the top tier.
Step 3. Attach Your Legs
To attach the legs, start with one end of the lowest box and use the drill to screw the legs on from the inside of the box. The next set of legs should be offset from the top of the box by 3″.
Next attach the second box onto the offset legs, keeping the lip of the planter box in line with the top of the legs. Add the next set of legs, which should be offset by 3½”. Finally attach your last box and the final set of legs.
Step 4. Get Flowery!
Your wooden planter is now completed, all you need to do is fill it with flowers. Add a compost and flowers of your choice, place your planter, and enjoy! Now that you’ve built one, you can easily add more DIY wooden planters wherever you think your garden needs a spot more colour. If you don’t need any more flowers, you could even fill them with herbs to create a beautiful edible garden.
If you’ve enjoyed learning how to make tiered wooden planters, have a look at How to make a DIY cascading flower pallet planter and The Essential Garden Jobs For June. Alternatively, check out the selection of stunning planters available at manomano.co.uk.