17 Dec. 1999|
Wood deck rail planter box,sanding and finishing wood floors,custom cabinets houston - How to DIY
Last year, I was dying to have some deck rail planters to grow spinach and lettuce in, but I couldn’t find any that were the right size (or that I liked well enough for the price). You’ll have a little lumber left over, enough to use for a second planter or another project! There are a number of manufactured brackets on the market for deck rails, so do your research and find one that’s appropriate for your site.
Apply a thin bead of adhesive on the inside and secure to the bottom of the box with nails. You can leave your cedar planter unfinished, but it will weather and turn gray with age (which you may prefer). If you want to protect the wood and maintain its color, seal it with a coat of cedar stain that has a UV inhibitor in it.
You’ll need to hammer the ends of the nails down inside the box to keep things safe for planting.