How to Build a Planter Box – Easy DIY Project

How to Build a Planter Box – Easy DIY Project

How to Build a Scrap Wood Raised Planter Box or Garden Bed with Legs. Suffering from a bad back can be a painful experience when working out in the garden which is why having a raised planter box or garden bed is such a great idea! Making the planter box mobile is also an added advantage as you can move it around to escape the scorching sun or howling wind. Building the planter box out of the right materials is also an important factor to consider. I’m using reclaimed hardwood fence palings for this raised garden bed which has a couple of benefits. It’s durable so it’s suitable for outside use, it’s food safe and because it has been salvaged… won’t cost you a single cent! Scrap wood projects like this planter box are also beneficial in that you are using materials that would otherwise have been thrown out or burnt so it’s a good feeling to know that you are also doing your little bit to save the planet. I hope you enjoy and find the video useful 
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  1. tonybells131 on July 4, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Hey mate, as usual a great diy from you. So here’s a tip from me, if you haven’t been privy already. Check out Teeter inversion tables for bad backs. My back is curved like an S, sciatica a long time, many years from working aloft on phone lines and fighting arts. Bought the table 2 years ago and definitely worth the coin. Good luck and thank you again.

  2. Brico Nico Maker on July 4, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Merci pour le partage. Très bien réalisé. Bonnes salutations depuis la Suisse. BNM

  3. Hailey Parlette on July 4, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    The dad jokes are strong with this one. 😂

  4. bubbiemarie30 on July 4, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    What if u used a hinge to cover that instead keep take board off for drip trays

  5. M Uly1 on July 4, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Love it! Gotta pile of pallets for free wood to work with, gonna check some other vids, thanks!

  6. A MINDSET RESET on July 4, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    Nice one m8

  7. Chris Purse on July 4, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    Cairo practor. Priceless. Lmao.

  8. ScottyDo on July 4, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Just a bully planter project, Shane! And the Cairo-practor Dad-joke was a HUGE bomb for my grown sons! Keep ’em comin’, mate! Cheers, Scotty (Norway)

  9. justalurkr on July 4, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Dickie knees here.

  10. Denton Jordan on July 4, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Nothing is worse than a “dicky” back

  11. Michael Pallini on July 4, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    I gotta dicky front. LOL

  12. Dene. F. on July 4, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    As thick as two short planks us Pomms say. More apt here. Lol.

  13. Dene. F. on July 4, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Great video. I am a complete novice but I am going to try this but with soil inside and not plant pots. Many thanks. Duly subbed.

  14. Billy Jay on July 4, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    That was a good one I,m going to tell my MUMMY .YES MMM LOL

  15. Cleveland explorer on July 4, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Haha, may I ask why you didn’t stain/treat the offcuts of timber to see how it’ll turn out? 😛

  16. DIYForKnuckleheads on July 4, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    G’day Folks and Welcome to my Mobile Planter Box video. This is another scrap wood project that’s quick, cheap and easy to build. Hope you enjoy it and if l don’t see beforehand, l hope you all have a Merry, and Safe Christmas. Cheers 👍😁🇦🇺🎄

  17. Ivan on July 4, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Bob’s your uncle………..or Robert’s your father’s brother.

  18. Selena FC on July 4, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    It really is DIY for Knuckleheads. Love how you spell the simple steps out & then show it. Thankyou

  19. bubbiemarie30 on July 4, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Without cracking or breaking the ends

  20. OmegaRecon65 on July 4, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Hey Shane! Greetings from the US! My wife overheard this video and she wants me to build one for the patio. Want to say thanks for your time, efforts and knowledge in messaging these videos. You’re about the funniest woodworker I know. Don’t change a thing. I enjoy learning from you. Keep up the great work mate. 👍

  21. Susan Rogers on July 4, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Loved the joke❤

  22. Trist Squire on July 4, 2022 at 11:25 pm

    Having watched a few planter videos (among other woodworking tidbits) I have to say your insane energy is definitely my favourite! That and the craftsman is bloody good too! Definitely worth a sub mate, all the best from the land of Pommies! 😁🇬🇧

  23. Craig Perry on July 4, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Ripper job mate!! 👍 Just some advice from a retired painter. Test stain finish/look on piece of the scrap off cut timber before making your Life harder & running the risk of stuffing a great looking project. Plus, don’t put shit on yourself! Not needed as you are a clever bugger. 😉🦘

  24. Andrew on July 4, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    Your voice is so pleasant to listen to. You remind me of an Australian Bob Ross.

  25. Simon Latham on July 4, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Cup of tea?! I’m a Pom, don’t ruin the illusion of 4x/Fosters/barbie/surfing Aussies! 😉 I’m East Anglian (Norfolk), where I’m led to believe a lot of the initial "settlers" originated. Due to my similar accent, and former career as a long distance truck driver, I’ve often been asked which part of Australia I’m from whilst still being in the UK (accents vary a whole lot more here than in Oz)! If I had the resources, I’d emigrate down there in an eye blink. If only to visit the MCG…..

    This is brilliant. I’ve recently started making garden furniture (planters, benches, trellis etc) commercially, as much as possible out of recycled material. I’m always looking for inspiration and tips to improve my products, and this has helped no end. Cheers. Cobber (! 😉 )

  26. Dave Jones on July 4, 2022 at 11:28 pm

    Absolutely love this one mate.

  27. Cleveland explorer on July 4, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Hi buddy, this is inspiring as usual from you!! However, I only have a finishing nailer and presume your nails are special, like have teeth perhaps…I’d think my Brad nails would slide out soon enough, with the weight of the soil pushing the boards apart?

  28. logeswari P.K on July 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    Hey Shane great job with the planter box, I recently started my DIY venture and found your circular saw SC1000 video an awesome relief to my troubles. Next was a planter box and this video was next up. I still dont own a nail gun as yet and was looking to get one, but there are just so many and i am not sure which one would be a good all round fit. Can you please suggest which one would be a good add ? I am vested in the Ryobi eco system if that helps.
    Thanks in advance.

  29. bubbiemarie30 on July 4, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    How do u get your pallets apart

  30. Graham Walker on July 4, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Nice one I a a Pommy who lived in Tazzy for a year enjoyed this – Just don’t mention The Ashes !!! Any spare sandpaper give it to the aussie bowlers !

  31. Onyx Cat on July 4, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Brilliant – no more words!

    Thank you!

  32. Cake Off Malaysia Western Home Bakery on July 4, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    thank you, really helpful videos, can u give me some sort of formula how to determinate the strength of anything, like screws, bolts, all that stuff,
    I want to make loft bed and I really struggle to find confidence in these small 1000lbs rated loops/hooks 😀
    thanks, keep up good work

  33. James Henderson on July 4, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Good one uncle nick.

  34. Cleveland explorer on July 4, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    I was just thinking about you yesterday, I love your "lame" dad jokes :p incidentally as it happens I’ll never forget the old cadger talking to me at ballroom dancing lessons looking in pain: "are you ok?" Said i-"I’ve got a dick in me…" "What, pardon?" "I’ve had a dicky knee since I had the replacement" or whatever he went on to saying…haha, it sounded so much like he said "dick in me", it always makes me laugh

  35. Raymond Willsher on July 4, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts and skills 👍

  36. Sarah Neely on July 4, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    What if you added an invisible hinge to cover of the drip tray? Then you would just fold it up when you needed to dump them. You could also add a simple patch for when it’s both open and closed. Love this video!

  37. Dave Johnson on July 4, 2022 at 11:43 pm


  38. Tammy Leitte on July 4, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    You’re adorable!

  39. Scotty FNQ on July 4, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Good for Dickie knees too

  40. jason on July 4, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I love seeing timber cut after it has been weathers so long. It looks so beautiful in contrast. What wood is that you used?

  41. Jerry Adkins on July 4, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    I love to listen to you talk, you’re so funny yet you’re so informative!

  42. Lan Anh on July 4, 2022 at 11:46 pm

    Changed my life.

  43. DP on July 4, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    Great video! How do you ensure that the circular saw follows the slant line on the legs?

  44. Time for Wakey Wakey on July 4, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    repeat that, add a base and a tap and make a wormery
    hinge lid too

  45. Evelyn Gorfram on July 4, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    I’m currently suffering an attack of sciatica (zero stars – Do Not Recommend), but I’m much more cheerful now that I can call it a "dicky back."

  46. knoppix87710 on July 4, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    Tip with the clamps to keep the sides upright is so simple, yet, genius!

  47. terry W on July 4, 2022 at 11:55 pm

    Do not possess a Paslode nail gun, would 16 g do the job, or need to screw as well?

  48. FrogLobster on July 4, 2022 at 11:56 pm

    Cairo lol

  49. S. Devries on July 4, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    very fun watchin your vdo 😀 and it’s helpful thankyou.

  50. Cameron Stewart on July 4, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    As a chiropractor, your joke was very well received. Thanks, I needed a good chuckle.

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