So here’s the low down (because I missed the step by step photos – ack!) The only part that does not use pickets is piece 5.
- Pieces 1, 2 (the front & back of the box) are cut the same length.
- Piece 3 is cut 1 1/4 shorter than 1 & 2, because the board are 3/4 of an inch thick, and it will allow for the end pieces.
- Piece 4 (you’ll need 2 of them) are cut the same length as the width of pieces 1 & 2.
- Piece 5 is a strip of is a strip of the same boards we used on the railings of the porch, so it would hang over the edges of the “fence.”
- Piece 6 is a 1 1/2 inch strip of the same boards used the build the “box” part of the flower boxes.
Everything is glued together with exterior grade wood glue, then pin nailed the box part, and screwed together the cleat for hanging on the back of them.
Then we just painted them out and drilled holes in the bottoms for drainage (I did put a layer of scrap burlap in the bottoms to drain the excess but hold the dirt in.
Total build time: 30 minutes (for 3) – 1 builder
Paint time: 45 minutes (for 3) – 2 painters
Total price: $5 for 3 boxes (made from cull cart lumber)
– these could totally be made for free with scrap wood or pallet wood, too!
Y’all know my porch is my happy place, and these make it just a little bit happier :)