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How to Build a Garden Box

Step by step tutoirial for how to build a garden box that can be made into any type of planter box.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 1 box
Author Melissa
Cost $10



  • 1. Measure and cut your wood to the size you want it to be.  I made my boxes 2 ft by 4 ft.  So I cut my wood to make that size of a box.  But you can make a box whatever size works for your space.
  • 2.  Make the box by lining up the wood on a flat surface.
    Tip: Use a wall or some other solid surface to hold the wood in place and so you can up pressure on the wood when drilling
  • 3. Drill holes in the wood for the screws.  Make sure the holes are drilled into both pieces of wood in the places you want them.
  • 4. Drill Screws into the holes you made
  • 5. Repeat until all sides have screws in places.
  • 6. If adding a bottom, screw bottom onto the box (our box doesn't have a bottom since it is on dirt that the roots can grow into.) Make sure there are drainage holes in the bottom.
  • 7. Place box where you want it to be and fill with soil.