DIY Raised Planter Box with Hidden Drainage | How to Build

DIY Raised Planter Box with Hidden Drainage | How to Build

I built a raised planter box for garden plants and veggies

How to Build a DIY Planter Box with hidden drainage. This wooden raised planter box is great for flowers or use it as a raised garden box to grow herbs or veggies. And there is hidden drainage to divert the water and keep the lower cedar shelf clean and dry.


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  1. A & L Travels on June 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Really awesome

  2. armaniusmaximus on June 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Can you limit the landscape fabric just to the area above the downspout, as opposed to the entire bottom of the planter?

  3. Jesus Antonio Sosa Herrera on June 1, 2022 at 9:01 pm

    Great! Now I only need a carpenter’s workshop.

  4. Jason Stover on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    From a safety thing. You should never stack wood to cut it. If there are any slight bows the top board can spin fairly freely and kick around causing a pretty bad situation where boards are kicking into the blade.

  5. Stan Alachniewicz on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    So why did you use the weed block fabric AND the plastic? Wouldn’t the plastic alone be enough?

  6. Araceli Saldivar on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Beautiful planter box, now all I need is the tools 🤷🏻‍♀️

  7. Fix This Build That on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm
  8. Harold Clark on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Exceptionally beautiful build! Question: I don’t understand the fabric? It’s under the plastic and how is it doing anything to block soil? I think it’s to stop saturation around the four holes. Yet the holes are over the PVC?

  9. Andrea D Stevens on June 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Okay, I gotta know…what made you think you could use an iron to steam out dents?! Holy cow! Ingenious! Great video…thanks!

  10. Corwin D on June 1, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Your planter box is one of the nicest I’ve seen on YouTube. And you have done an excellent job with this video. I will be making something like this, but am concerned about expansion and contraction with the sides and legs glued and screwed as you’ve done. How is your planter holding up?

  11. James Law on June 1, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Just need to get a set of old BBQ wheels to put on it to make it movable when cutting the grass.

  12. M4XD4B0ZZ on June 1, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Love your little example in the end it’s really wholesome 🙂 also nice project of course

  13. Dirk Diggler on June 1, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Seems like you have a lot of chemicals going into your design that could leach into your soil. Not for me

  14. Patrick Homans on June 1, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    The chamfer bit just became my new best friend. This box is perfect!

  15. Danny Ray on June 1, 2022 at 9:10 pm

    Hey, great video by the way. I also love your table saw set up. You wouldn’t happen to have a video on how to build one of those do you?

  16. Tim Campbell on June 1, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Now, you can build this, if you have a garage shop and thousands of dollars in wood working tools, or you can buy a similar planter online or locally for about $100.00 and help keep businesses and jobs thriving.

  17. Andrew T on June 1, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    Do you think it would be possible to add wheels/ casters to the legs? …or would the 1×4 legs not support them? Thx in advance

  18. Mark K on June 1, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    I really really need to get into wood working. I suffered a work injury in 2013. 3 surgeries later I am in worse shape now. I am on disability and because I can not work I also suffer from depression. Wood working has always been a passion of mine. Being that i am off work and did not receive any money for the first 2 years of my disability I had to sell a few of my more valuable tools. The only real saw I managed to keep is my Ridgid 12" mitre saw. Now that I receive a little disability amount plus my wife’s small income I need to get back into wood working again. Living in Canada where tools are really expensive it makes it tough but I keep looking through the local buy and sell I am hoping to find a table saw plus some other wood working tools so I can start to get some sanity back. I was used to working around 60 hours a week when i was employed to nothing makes me a little stir crazy. I have even tried talking to Home Depot, Ridgid and other tool companies to see if I could get some tools for a cheaper price " not that they owe it to me", I thought I would try. Unfortunately that did not get me anywhere. Anyways sorry to talk about my life on this channel, at least I get to watch channels like Brads and have some ideas when I can get back into it.

  19. Luke Peacham on June 1, 2022 at 9:15 pm

    Looks great thank you.

  20. chesleywells on June 1, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    What kind of pocket hole jig did you use?

  21. Bucket of Steam on June 1, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    First time ripping stuff on my table saw and found out the hard way to look out out those loose knots. Got a nice stamp on my forearm from it shooting back at me.

  22. Ben Wallace on June 1, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    How is the water draining system working after two years?

  23. OG on June 1, 2022 at 9:22 pm


  24. Stephen Zoglman on June 1, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    I am building this…however, I can’t find a 1/16” chamfer but. Where might I find one?

  25. ElCidPhysics90 on June 1, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    How is replacing soil on this? Seems like it might a little tough to do? Thinking of building one for my wife.

  26. Nick on June 1, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    Yay OCD indeed – but where’s the link to the plastic drill guide?!

  27. icyhotonmynuts on June 1, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Don’t think I didn’t notice you had all Ridgid power tools to do your woodworking long before you brought up that they’re a sponsor. I think you’re the only woodworking channel I’ve come across in the last 5 years that uses all Ridgid tools (read, no Ryobi).

  28. W. Torrales on June 1, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    Awesom wood job

  29. Nina Goins on June 1, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    I just paid for the instructions with apple pay. It went through but never got the plans.

  30. SauermachtLustig xd on June 1, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    that voicecrack at 0:19 love it

  31. Vickie Gossett on June 1, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    My workshop isn’t as clean as yours.

  32. Coach Cal on June 1, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    You refer to 1-1/4" pocket screws, but not size. Are we to assume #8? Or are you using #7?

  33. To Be Determined on June 1, 2022 at 9:32 pm

    Too many tools I don’t have 😕

  34. David Branco on June 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    any advice on doing one of these for a sloped back yard? yard slopes down from left to right.

  35. Tenkara Nebraska on June 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Great video, thanks. What mil plastic sheeting did you use?

  36. S. Fergu on June 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    How would you make cover to keep animals out.

  37. edith f on June 1, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    God bless you, amazing job probably the best video I’ve seen to make one of these. You’ve explained everything very nicely not confusing whatsoever and with the water spout that just finishes up the job perfectly it’s like a work of art thank you again for your video.

  38. ikust007 on June 1, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Totally agree with your système for the water drainage and the plastic side covering.

  39. Tabitha Loebel on June 1, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Do you have to use cedar?

  40. What Is He Up to Now? on June 1, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    can anyone ID what kind of drill he’s using? My corded drill is acting up, somewhere the cord is loose and only drill when upside down. this is for a weekend DIY person and not a contractor. thanks

  41. Michael Tadeo on June 1, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Drainage won’t always run there though

  42. S Matt on June 1, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    What do you seal the wood with?

  43. John Taylor on June 1, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    bought the plans, am nearly finished, but also adding a side handle, couple of wheels and a place to store a few garden tools. great project. great plans. keep up the good videos.

  44. mykola shatkovskyi on June 1, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Maaaan, this exact Planter Box building process is frkn best of the subj I’ve seen on YouTube so far!
    Thank you!
    Subscribing and following you.

  45. ReaperXC on June 1, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    Where do we get that cabinet jig from ?

  46. Paj Tognetti on June 1, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Wonderful job!! Can we order one from you? Love it!

  47. Ossie Baltazar on June 1, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Good and inspiring ideas for raised planter with built in drainage

  48. Nick Moores on June 1, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Ummm no hidden charger?!

  49. Alan Brott on June 1, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Building this today! Unfortunately I could only get sheet metal downspout not the pvc. Hopefully that doesn’t affect things. I assumed it wouldn’t.

  50. K LE on June 1, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Hi, di you have to use both plastic sheeting and landscape fabrics to line the inside? Can’t you just use landscape fabric?

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