This simple cedar wall planter is great for herbs or spring flowers.
- Pocket Hole Jig
- Miter Saw
- Tape Measure
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection
- 3x 1 x 8 x 8′ Cedar Boards
- 1-1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
- 1-1/4″ Brad Nails
Cut List: Cut the boards as shown in the cut list using a miter saw.
Step 1. Assemble Back
Assemble the back by drilling pocket holes in the boards as shown and screwing together using 1-1/4″ pocket screws.
Step 2. Install Sides
Install sides as shown using wood glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Step 3: Install Fronts
Install fronts as shown using wood glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.
Step 4: Cut French Cleat
To create a french cleat rip a scrap 1×4 board (about 24″ in length) down the middle on a 45 degree angle.
Step 5: Install French Cleat and Cedar Wall Planter
Install one side of the cleat on the planter using 1-1/4″ exterior screws and the other on the wall.
Note: Be sure to check for level throughout this step and if installing cleat into brick or cement you’ll need a hammer drill and concrete anchors.