I was stubborn and thought surely I can fit in some seating… Yeah, that was a bust. As a result I ended up with a lot of scrap 1×3’s. Well, ‘When life gives you lemons… stick em’ down your shirt and make your boobs look bigger.” or… take the scrap and build it into these awesome planters!
If you want to learn more about the floor transformation, you can see how I did it here: Patio Floor Makeover
- 1×3″ s
- Heavy Duty Landscaping Material
- Exterior Use Stain
- 1 1/4″ Wood Screws
- Weather resistant Wood Glue
- Miter Saw
- 1/8″ Drill Bit
- Staple Gun
Cut List: ( For ONE tiered planter)
- 33 @ 16″
- 24 @ 12″
- 2 @ 13″
- 2 @ 24″
- 4 @ 35″
- 6 @ 10.5″
To speed up the assembly process, cut all boards, sand and if desired stain all boards. Once dry, you can begin the assembly process. When assembling , I would strongly suggest pre-drilling all joints for screws, to avoid the wood splitting. If you prefer using a nail gun, use 2″ nails and as an added precaution use a weatherproof wood glue.
Cut 3 rectangles approximately 22″x 27″, push the material into the individual planter boxes. Make sure the material covers the bottom and the interior sides of the planter. Then use a heavy duty stapler to staple the material so that it stays in place .
Then fill er’ up! Soil, plants, water, sun, you know the routine!