I absolutely love a good wooden crate project. This raised garden planter project is easy, inexpensive and raises your beautiful flowers up to eye level. I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Supplies needed for this Raised Garden Planter:
- Wooden Crate
- Two 2″ x 2″ x 8′ Furring Strip Boards cut to the height you want your planter to be. Mine are cut to 36″
- Wood Screws
- Chicken Wire or other wire mesh
- Exterior Paint
- Large Trash Bag
- Potting Soil
Tools needed for this Raised Garden Planter:
- Mitre Saw or hack saw
- Wire Cutters
- Paint Brush
Here is a picture of a standard wood crate. I use wooden crates for a lot of my projects because it’s a true time saver. I picked this one up at Michael’s Craft Store but you can pick them up at any of the hardware stores.
Step 1: Turn your crate upside down. Remove the 3 middle slats from the bottom using a hammer and a pair of wire cutters.
Step 2: Using your wire cutters, cut the chicken wire slightly larger than the opening in your crate.
Step 3: Staple into place. Use hammer to make sure staples are secure in the wood.
Step 4: Attach the 2″ x 2″ legs of the raised garden planter on each corner of the crate. Screw the legs on from the inside for a cleaner look.
Step 5: Paint the entire raised garden planter with exterior paint. Let dry.
I know. I know. I forgot to paint my planter before I stapled my liner and planted my flowers. I really do try to teach you from my mistakes. DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO. LOL
Step 6: Using a pair of scissors, cut a large trash bag to fit the inside of your raised garden planter.
Step 7: Lay the “liner” inside the wooden crate resting it on the chicken wire. Staple the bag into place. Cut any excess plastic so you don’t see it from the outside.
Step 8: Poke several holes in the bottom of the plastic for adequate water drainage.
Add potting soil and desired flowers.
If you love this wooden crate project, check out this storage ottoman and coffee table made from crates as well.
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