Planter Box / Raised Bed For Flowers. Easy to Make, Super Strong Will last for Ages!!

Planter Box / Raised Bed For Flowers. Easy to Make, Super Strong Will last for Ages!!

What’s Happening Everyone! In this video I build planter boxes for pressure treated 4×2 and 6×2 lumber. These are a simple build with a super strong construction. The design can be adapted to any size you can make them entirely from 4×2’s if you want. I do not have a cutting list as you can make them to suit the space you have.

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50 Comments

  1. M Pine on July 18, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Is there a cut list, per box, please?

  2. Diarmuid Byrne on July 18, 2021 at 2:41 am

    Did you use rough timber or planed treated timber ?

  3. Sonny Kundhi on July 18, 2021 at 2:43 am

    Hi John, what size legs are they please? I’m looking to make mine the same size as yours. Many thanks!

  4. Ludvigdreng on July 18, 2021 at 2:44 am

    You could melt pieces of asphalt roofing under the feet, to protect the end grain.

  5. Ralphy63 on July 18, 2021 at 2:45 am

    Totally fugly and far too long mansplaining.

  6. Samuel Dunegan on July 18, 2021 at 2:46 am

    Cheers mate

  7. Kel Edge on July 18, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Great video. Very easy to follow. I made a large (2.4 metre long) box and it already has been planted and in use.

  8. Alan on July 18, 2021 at 2:50 am

    You could put efty screws in the feet so they don’t sit in the wet

  9. Phil Murphy on July 18, 2021 at 2:50 am

    What a great find and he’s from Ireland 🇮🇪🍻😎

  10. dvnam on July 18, 2021 at 2:50 am

    They’re great! I made a couple and before long I was screwing like a mad eejit!

  11. Mariana Munoz on July 18, 2021 at 2:50 am

    You make it look so easy!!! It makes me want to build some planter boxes!!! 😂 Actually, I will! (Wish me luck- I’ve only built some 8’x3’ 10” high raised beds & I learned how to cut wood & use a drill! 🤣
    I’m new here & I love this video 💕

  12. Steve Flagg on July 18, 2021 at 2:51 am

    Very nice as a beginner at woodworking your build is something that I would like to make for the yard, thanks for sharing.

  13. Graham Whibley on July 18, 2021 at 2:52 am

    I have made one, not as big as yours, but used the same method very successful

  14. TD on July 18, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Awesome job mate👍🏼Greetings from Co. Longford.

  15. David Meggers on July 18, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Would it be wrong to admit having shed envy 😁 Also, a new subscriber, love the vids.

  16. Pete Walker on July 18, 2021 at 2:54 am

    I was looking for something to build for my elderly dad so he could continue his love of gardening. He can’t reach the ground easily anymore so these will be perfect. On a separate topic to satisfy my own curiosity why do you refer to most measurements in imperial and occasionally swap to metric? I’m watching in Australia (metric) and I thought you guys were metric too. Note – this isn’t a criticism – I’m just curious. I can easily convert. Thanks again and I’ll be checking out you other builds. Thanks mate

  17. Nana Muffin on July 18, 2021 at 2:57 am

    How much does it cost for the timber to make one of these?

  18. Henry Murphy on July 18, 2021 at 2:58 am

    Lovely job. Was the timber dear.

  19. Maui on July 18, 2021 at 2:59 am

    I was looking to build a planter like that only a bit biger. Once i heard your accent i knew this will be made to a high standard. 💪🏻🪚🔨

  20. Rick Johnson on July 18, 2021 at 2:59 am

    This will cost a small fortune

  21. LimaNovember on July 18, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Great Video,

    What are the height of these planters (i.e. size of the 10 legs) ?

  22. Justin G on July 18, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Off to the local wood merchants, gonna make the girlfriend one of these (bit smaller) this afternoon, cheers fella 👍

  23. M ike on July 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Made some using construction lumber with exterior paint.
    STILL cost me more than ones for sale i online. I reco check online shopping and comparing how much cost to buy one done or in a kit vs DIY.

  24. Anthony Smith on July 18, 2021 at 3:03 am

    Built a slightly smaller version – brilliant having seen it done first. Very helpful, thankyou, but I never realised how heavy it would be once built and needing to be installed in the garden!!

  25. daniel Chris my dadcoates on July 18, 2021 at 3:04 am

    Good

  26. Juan Solorio on July 18, 2021 at 3:05 am

    Estoy haciendo otro igualmente que el tuyo de cuatro pies y me quedo muy bien Gracias

  27. Fringe Wizard on July 18, 2021 at 3:07 am

    What did you use to line these?

  28. Путешествуйте с нами - Juliya #Adventures on July 18, 2021 at 3:08 am

    круто!!! Спасибо!!

  29. Christopher Vela on July 18, 2021 at 3:11 am

    First time viewer
    Man this was simple easy great content
    Great video

  30. Thomas Higdon on July 18, 2021 at 3:11 am

    Just made a pair off your design that turned out well. Thanks for the inspiration, and yes, they are tanks.

  31. Shane Kneeshaw on July 18, 2021 at 3:12 am

    All seems a bit heavy 🤔

  32. Losttoanyreason on July 18, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Sadly the price gouging going on with lumber prices these days makes this too expensive to build.

  33. Alvah Eszenyi on July 18, 2021 at 3:16 am

    I built a 3ft x 6ft planter for my mother and she loves it!!! Thanks John

  34. LINDA OREILLY on July 18, 2021 at 3:16 am

    John , do you sell these ?

  35. Saeed Ansari on July 18, 2021 at 3:17 am

    Please can you tell me how many 4×2 and 6×2 in this project

  36. Ken Ryan on July 18, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Nice planters, easy to follow instructions. I make my planters from large plastic boxes. On the outside of the plastic box, I attached 4 x 2 , cut to size, and clad in Pressure treated Shiplap, and top off with a 6 x 2 mitre cut. Add draining holes, and some rocks stones in the box to aid drainage

  37. Dana Achten on July 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Hi John~

    Could you make this taller with a narrow shelf underneath? Would it be wobbly?

  38. SC on July 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Excellent. This will give me inspiration to start my little project. Great job.

  39. naomi weiss on July 18, 2021 at 3:19 am

    Nice design! Thanks for the video!

  40. Michael Larkin on July 18, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Great job, new subscriber.

  41. Ken Jarvie on July 18, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Have you had a problem with them when there is a heavy rain and filling up with water.

  42. Hoss Phoenix on July 18, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Solid Gold!!!. No messing about – simple and Clever.

  43. Two Sheep Soapery on July 18, 2021 at 3:26 am

    Excellent tutorial & I love your workshop!

  44. AuthenticSailor on July 18, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Got to thinking, in your design, the lowest side lengths will take all the center weight of the dirt. .. pocket screw the sides to each other for more strength. Otherwise the shear strength of 2 screws on each side are kind of keeping it from sagging. You spread that over all the screws in the middle legs by pocket joining the sides together, especially if you pocket join them before attaching the middle legs.

  45. Derek Oconnor on July 18, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Hi John, is it possible to get the measurements for these, no problem paying for them thanks , Delivered

  46. William Moore on July 18, 2021 at 3:28 am

    I know you’re a busy man, but I’m stuck at where to get the plastic!? I’m in Lancashire. Just wondered where you grabbed that. No affiliate link for it?? Lol. Hope you’re well and thanks.

  47. Edward Cooke on July 18, 2021 at 3:32 am

    "Yes my legs are very white I’m a ginger-haired Irish man what other colour would they be, so lets crack on" Hahahaha XD

  48. Cynthia Taylor on July 18, 2021 at 3:35 am

    Very nice

  49. KSSmith on July 18, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Beautiful 🌻

  50. Steve Ennion on July 18, 2021 at 3:39 am

    good explanation great video i would love his workshop

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