Build one of these planter boxes for you deck, patio or even one that will water itself.
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Deck: How to Build a Deck Planter
Make a simple railing-mounted planter from standard gutter parts. You can complete it in an hour for less than $15.
How to Build a Wooden Planter Box
This stripped-down window planter can be built in less than an hour, yet the simplicity of the design resists rot far better than traditional window boxes.
Building With Bamboo: Planter and Trellis
Bring plants and flowers to your deck or patio with this handsome, but easy-to-build planter and trellis. And use it as a privacy screen as well. Materials cost about $100 and you can build it in a weekend.
Build Your Own Self-Watering Planter
Save water and grow healthier veggies and flowers with a self-watering planter. This attractive cedar design uses perforated drain pipe to store and distribute the water.
Tips for Moving Heavy Potted Plants
Big outdoor planters are a great way to display flowers, but moving them is backbreaking. Here’s a simple way to cut the weight in half—and improve drainage at the same time.