Lining Wood Planter || DIY Garden

Lining Wood Planter || DIY Garden

Just like weatherproofing the planter, it is not always necessary, unless the bottom of the planter has quite a large gap (like mine), which then you will need a bottom liner to prevent soil to fall out of the planter. I prefer to line mine for the same reason I stain the planter – durability and longevity.
Tips in doing the project:
– Use thick plastic sheeting (6 mm is the thickest I could find).
– If staple gun, and if possible, the battery operated one. Andy got me Milwaukee battery powered one. Love it!!
– Cut the plastic in 2 pieces. One for the bottom and one long sheet for the side.
– Add extra 3-4 inches to the actual measurement so you can overlap the plastic.
– Fold the top side of the plastic to double the thickness where you will staple it to the wood. I prefer folding it inward for a neater finish.
– Don’t forget to puncture holes at the bottom liner. Using a screwdriver works 🙂
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6 mil Plastic Sheeting:

Milwaukee M12 Staple Gun:
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  1. Tom Ladewig on April 26, 2022 at 6:41 pm

    Thank you😊👍Most relevant video I could find for lining my 1st homemade wooden planter, and to how I wanted by using thick plastic – other posters used non-durable lining. After the time and effort I’ve spent building mine, I’m not going to cheap out on the lining. I like your idea to pierce holes in the bottom between the panels to let excess water out too…ps I’m not looking forward to using my manual staple gun, I’m gonna need one like yours for future projects👍😅👍

  2. craftrunner on April 26, 2022 at 7:08 pm

    It’s a pity you didn’t have the camera mounted in landscape for wide angle. That’s the only way you should have it

  3. Miranda0920 on April 26, 2022 at 7:26 pm

    I understood the purpose to line the planter was to not let water escape….If I leave openings around the bottom, the water will contact the wood and cause rot….I like your idea of how you line the box, but again not sure why you would leave openings for water to get out…..

  4. Rt Fury on April 26, 2022 at 7:27 pm

    Thank you. I was going to use one whole sheet to line my box, but after seeing you used two pieces, the bottom then the sides. I’m going to use this method. 😀

  5. PattyDalmau on April 26, 2022 at 7:33 pm

    Short and sweet, thank you❤️

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