How To Make Self Watering Raised Planters / Garden Beds from Composite Decking

How To Make Self Watering Raised Planters / Garden Beds from Composite Decking

Today on Modern Builds I’m using composite decking and angle aluminum to create raised garden boxes that will never give way to the elements. The color of the wood won’t fade and water won’t damage the decking material or make the aluminum legs rust. I also added a drip-irrigation to help conserve water and make watering these planters more convenient.

I used organic soil and plants in this DIY planter to celebrate Home Depot’s involvement with the Greenbuild Conference. They are sending me, alongside some other youtube Makers to Greenbuild to check out the eco-friendly materials and technologies being exhibited.

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MATERIAL AND SUPPLES:
Gorilla 9 oz. Max Strength Construction Adhesive Clear
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709258/8154
DIG Patio Drip Irrigation Kit
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709259/8154
Fiberon ArmorGuard 15/16 in. x 5-1/4 in. x 8 ft. Brazilian Walnut Square Edge Capped Composite Decking Board
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709256/8154
Everbilt 1-1/2 in. x 96 in. Aluminum Angle Bar with 1/8 in. Thick
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709257/8154
Dewalt #6 Countersink 9/64 in. High Speed Steel Drill Bit
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709262/8154
Everbilt #6 x 3/4 in. Phillips Flat Head Zinc Plated Wood Screw (100-Pack)
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709263/8154
Rust-Oleum 12 oz. Satin Oregano General Purpose Spray Paint
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709261/8154
Bonnie Plants 606 Broccoli-Lieutenant Pack
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709314/8154
Miracle-Gro Nature’s Care 1.5 cu. ft. Organic Garden Soil
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709266/8154
Bonnie Plants 606 Lettuce-Romaine Green Pack
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709315/8154
Scotts Weedout 3 ft. x 50 ft. 10-Year Landscape Fabric
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709265/8154
Bonnie Plants Oregano- Italian
http://homedepot.sjv.io/c/1990613/709268/8154

The Home Depot’s Eco Options program was created to address global concerns in the products they sell including carbon emissions, water scarcity, air quality, waste, etc. They recognize the best of their products in 6 categories: energy efficiency, water conservation, sustainable forestry, healthy home, clean air and circular economy. Eco-friendly products they highlight are LED bulbs, organic garden, EGO blowers, trimmers and generators, and BEHR low VOC paint.

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50 Comments

  1. XSCAPE 2030 on February 24, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    Jesus Christ Mike … I hope the trolls don’t get to you 😳 !! Will never understand why some people will bitch about any and EVERYTHING !!! Keep up the great work … love your projects ❤👍👍👍 !!!

  2. Doyle Metzinger on February 24, 2022 at 11:50 pm

    I’m sure you will find good solutions for all your ideas on the Woodglut website.

  3. Vane on February 24, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    i’ll do it! thanks

  4. Greg Champine on February 24, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Rabbit cameo at 2:12

  5. scorry on February 24, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    It’s not even self watering…..

  6. 762x51n8o on February 24, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Are there any issues with the composition decking leeching chemicals into the soil, if the planter is used for vegetables that will be consumed?

  7. Atillah Haider on February 24, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    It’s leaking

  8. Kage Oashj on February 24, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    I am confused about the plastic wood in the eco friendly line….cool design though

  9. Trump Lost LOL on February 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    Don’t use gravels in any planter boxes. It is just STUPID.

  10. Chris N on February 24, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    So glad you used organic soil with your potentially TOXIC composite deck boards. Good move, genius.

  11. just aguy on February 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    paints right over sticker on the aluminum

  12. chris vanegas` on February 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    The splendid weapon superficially mark because flugelhorn canonically overflow like a near celery. mindless, decorous cement

  13. Robin Gillespie on February 25, 2022 at 12:02 am

    that composit will warp, fade and rot. its a horrible product.

  14. G io on February 25, 2022 at 12:04 am

    praticamente vasi in un contenitore di resina…non credo sia priprio salutare

  15. Shriya's Kutty Farm on February 25, 2022 at 12:05 am

    Good videoResult of hard work. Give your valuable comments to improve our channel thank you. Stay connected and stay blessed

  16. Kyle Milburn on February 25, 2022 at 12:07 am

    plan shelves woodworking .

  17. Victor Manzella on February 25, 2022 at 12:07 am

    It doesn’t matter what Home Depot does to "conserve energy." Most waste is just from contractors throwing out any scrap and not reusing what can be reused.

  18. Gauge Harness on February 25, 2022 at 12:08 am

    Dimensions?

  19. Crazy Comments on February 25, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Hate the word “influencers.” You’re people making videos.

  20. Ulysses Gray on February 25, 2022 at 12:15 am

    is the composite going to run under extreme heat?

  21. Ferguson Tamrot on February 25, 2022 at 12:15 am

    I’m really sure you can build it yourself. I did this 2 weeks ago thanks to the Woodglut plans.

  22. Chris N on February 25, 2022 at 12:17 am

    Congrats on encouraging people to build potentially TOXIC raised beds from plastic composite boards intended ONLY for ABOVE GRADE USE!!! I guess you have no trouble sleeping at night knowing Home Depot paid you to mislead people. I await your response showing how you researched the safety of these materials when used in constant contact with wet soil…

  23. M B on February 25, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Did u just call yourself an influencer????

  24. Meeru Plays on February 25, 2022 at 12:18 am

    Even after so many years , you never seize to amaze me . Say Hello to your very old subscriber. Love to see your channel grow , and kudos to the Home Depot. They have been supporting you throughout your success. I wish you all the luck in the future.

  25. Barry Roberts on February 25, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Where is the self watering???? you have drippers attached to a hose with no timer on it so you have to keep turning the water on all the time, defeats the object of self watering or did you mean watering it yourself???? Oh and you haven’t even placed the drippers correctly????
    No help whatsoever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Pat Harris on February 25, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Won’t the dirt flow out the spacing on the side?

  27. DENIS PYTLYAK on February 25, 2022 at 12:20 am

    вазоны которые развалятся после первой зимы. не для наших зим)

  28. Kim Wood on February 25, 2022 at 12:23 am

    F Home Depot

  29. Rob Bitunjac on February 25, 2022 at 12:25 am

    If you make the short cuts at 16 inches, how are you getting 3 boards on the bottom when they are 5.5 inches wide?

  30. Steve on February 25, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Your hair is silly!

  31. Mike Fults on February 25, 2022 at 12:26 am

    What size aluminum did you use?

  32. Kent Gray on February 25, 2022 at 12:27 am

    did anyone see the cost of those decking boards? I’m not one with an idjet light above my head!

  33. EWG29526 on February 25, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Self watering? Really? Does that make my inground garden self watering when I break out the hose?

  34. Mr_Mack_In Denver on February 25, 2022 at 12:29 am

    I like Home Depot’s alternative to the Earthbox, but would really like to build some of these, also.

  35. Soha Park on February 25, 2022 at 12:30 am

    So you just let it drip 24/7?

  36. Gita Lloyd on February 25, 2022 at 12:31 am

    Mask when cutting metal?

  37. Sofia Zavala on February 25, 2022 at 12:32 am

    Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, donated $7 million to Trump in 2016. Trump has slashed so many Environmental protection measures, that environmental lawyers created the ‘Regulatory Rollback Tracker’. https://eelp.law.harvard.edu/regulatory-rollback-tracker/

  38. Marcelo Acuña on February 25, 2022 at 12:34 am

    looks great but is shit

  39. ivette santana on February 25, 2022 at 12:34 am

    i need that triple height lol

  40. Duca Schoenberg on February 25, 2022 at 12:34 am

    You should try Stodoys plans. You can get your money back if you don’t like it

  41. Bryan Chalker on February 25, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Since Chris Hemsworth built it, it’ll be strong and durable.

  42. Alexandra Cunningham on February 25, 2022 at 12:36 am

    As a nurse I’m just cringing seeing you saw metal without safety glasses 😬😬😬

  43. Jomo on February 25, 2022 at 12:36 am

    OMG THE BUNNY!!!

  44. Mama May on February 25, 2022 at 12:39 am

    I like home depot because give military discount,thank you and home depot 👍👍

  45. Kate Lutterodt on February 25, 2022 at 12:39 am

    i like the legs

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  47. Jose Pantoja on February 25, 2022 at 12:41 am

    Everything about these planters is wrong, especially using composite decking boards in an herb garden if your planning to eat what you grow. This entire video just reeks of corporate green washing.

  48. Shaun Ping Chen on February 25, 2022 at 12:44 am

    I,

  49. Henry Long on February 25, 2022 at 12:44 am

    self watering??!?!?!?!? gtfo

  50. Chris N on February 25, 2022 at 12:46 am

    WARNING! These composite deck boards contain dyes, preservatives, mold inhibitors, UV blockers and many other TOXIC chemicals not intended to be in constant contact with soil or water! They could leach into the soil and end up in the vegetables you grow. This is why the manufacturers of plastic deck boards ONLY recommend them for ABOVE GRADE installation. DO NOT BUILD A GARDEN BOX FROM PLASTIC DECK BOARDS. This guy did no research on the safety of what he is recommending!

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