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This planter is simple and easy to build.  It is a good project to do with a child.  You need only a 1X8X10’ board to begin.

Cut the board as follows:

You end up with:

Sides (2) 23” on top 19” on bottom

Ends (2) 9.25” on top, 7.25” on bottom

Bottom 18”

2 supports 8.75 long 1.8 “ wide

2 handles 8.75 long 1.8” wide

Attach sides to one end.  Make sure the smaller dimension of each piece is at the bottom.




Attach the other end to the sides.

Attach bottom and two supports to bottom of box.

Attach handles to each side and fill the box with potting soil and plants.




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