DIY Modern Cedar Planter

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diyhuntress added on 5/4/2017

Building a spot for your very own Garden of Eden shouldn't feel like a hard task. Learn how to build this easy Modern Cedar Planter in just a few steps!


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


Check the Dimensions

Make sure to check the dimensions and make any necessary adjustments before starting.


Cut Your Pieces

All of the pieces used for the sides of this planter have 45 degree beveled ends. Make sure to double check the dimensions required prior to cutting your ends.


Attach the Long Side Pieces

Attach the large side pieces in sets of two with wood glue, pocket holes, and screws.


Attach the Short Side Pieces

Attach the short sides the same way.


Build Bottom Piece

Build the bottom piece with pocket holes and wood glue. Make sure there are pocket holes along the outside of the piece for attaching to the sides.


Attach Bottom Piece

Attach the bottom piece to all four sides with wood glue and pocket hole screws. You may want to drill small holes in the bottom for drainage.


Add Corner Supports

Add the four small corner supports to the inside corners. Attach them from the outside of the planter by shooting 1" brad nails into each support. This will help keep the beveled corners tight. Add wood glue for extra strength.


Sand & Seal

Fill your pocket holes, nail holes, and corners (if there are gaps). Then sand & seal your planter!


Do Some Planting

Make sure to add some plants to your awesome new build!

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(4) 1x6, 96", Board  
(1) 1" Square Dowel, 36", Board  


(20) 1 1/4" Brad Nails  
(50) 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws  
(1) Can Waterproofing/Outdoor Wood Sealer  
(1) Sandpaper  

Parts/Cut List:

(4) Long Sides, 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 36"  
(4) Short Sides, 3/4" x 5 1/2 x 12 1/2"  
(2) Bottom Panels, 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 34 1/2"  
(4) Corner Supports, 3/4 x 3/4 x 8"  

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