Modern scrap wood planter

As my collection of plants grows, I can’t stand spending money on planters. Why are they so expensive? 

So I went into my garage to find a home for my plant! I had tons of wood lying around so this project was free using my scrap wood

What you need

  • 2×6 cut into 5.5” x 7”. You can adjust the size based on the size of your planter caught
  • Plywood. You can adjust the size based on the height of your planter. I did 2 of each 8” tall x 5.5” and 8 x 77
  • Thin scraps of wood. Mine were 1” wide
  • Nail gun
  • Wood glue
  • Mitre saw
  • Clamps

Let’s get building

  1. After all your pieces are cut, just nail the plywood to the 2×6 base
  2. I also used wood glue along the edges of the plywood and clamps to hold them together
  3. 3. Once your box is made and dry then you can lay out your thin strips and figure out your pattern. I just marked each piece and cut it as I went along. I used the 45* for the angled cuts
  4. Optional: you can also paint or stain it

If you try this out, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your awesome project! @hanashappyhome

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