Andrew and I have been discussing creating planter boxes ever since Williams-Sonoma started their Agrarian line of products. One of his favorite blogs to read is Ana White, and she recently posted plans to build a ladder planter box. I have been afraid of power tools until this build, so this was the first time I have used the nail gun or miter saw. We bought the lumber from Lowes on Saturday, and it took us two hours to build from start to finish.
We wanted to build ours a bit smaller, so ours has four boxes instead of five. Of course, Andrew would not be Andrew if he didn't throw measuring out the window. He eyeballed the cut for the height of the legs, which happens to be 56 inches.
We also decided to attach our planter boxes to the legs so that the screws show on the outside for a more rustic and home-built look.
Step 4: Cut legs
Step 5: Attach boxes to legs
Step 6: Plant!
Due to using the wrong side of the ruler, our planter boxes were slightly off. I am actually glad that they are off though, because it will allow the soil to drain. In order to let water drain without losing soil, we decided to line the boxes with landscaping fabric.
We finished planting the herbs today!
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