Hey there! I love this project today! It’s super easy, requires minimal tools and it’s quick and cheap – doesn’t get any better right?
Did I mention it’s versatile? So, here’s the story! We decided to have friends and family over for a cook out, this weekend. Being in a new house (you can check out my house building journey HERE), I have focused all of my time building furniture for the inside. Well, the outside was neglected and I wanted to do a little something to spruce it up before we had company over. I decided to build a few faux planter boxes out of cedar fence planks.
Each box was under $10 and you can easily customize the size! Here’s what I did!
I cut enough fence material to build 2 boxes. For the smaller box, I cut 4 2×3 fence posts at 16″ and 12 1×6 planks at 16″. For the larger one, I cut 4 2×3’s at 22″ and the 1×6 planks at 22″, as well. If you don’t have a saw, the one below is perfect for small projects like this!
I then used my Ryobi Airstrike Nailer to attach the fence planks to the 2×3’s. I kept these flush with the ends of the 2×3’s. For the small planter I attached 3 planks and for the larger one, I attached 4 planks. Make 2 of these sides for each box.
This project took all of 30 minutes!
And…. I’ve added some printable plans for each box below to make it easier for ya! Click the images to print them for free
Thanks so much for stopping by!