Wooden planter boxes are a staple in most gardens at some point in time or another. Planter boxes are on sale everywhere as soon as the weather starts to get warmer, but why purchase the same planter as everyone else on the block when you could DIY your own? Designing your own box will not only save you money, it will also give you the opportunity to tailor the box to suit your preferences.
Will your wooden planter box serve as extra storage space for garden tools? Or will you choose to build extra seating into your design? Do you need something smaller for your patio space or can you build an oversized eye-catching piece for the backyard?
You’d be amazed at what you can build with just a few tools and some wood. Most of these wood planter designs are so simple to make, you don’t even need to follow a building plan! It’s the creativity of the idea that is most important when customizing something like a wooden box. Use this list as inspiration to create the perfect shape and size for your decor. You can even combine ideas on this list for a DIY planter design that is truly one of a kind.
The ideas below are sorted by geometry, so what are you in the mood for? A classic rectangle or unusual hexagon? A flashy ladder or funky triangle? Whatever elements grab your attention are what you should incorporate into your design.
If you’ve always wanted to include more greenery into your backyard or patio, but didn’t have the space, a wooden planter box could be the solution. You can grow just about anything in them too! They’re great for flowers, vegetables, herbs, succulents and shrubbery, making them incredibly versatile items you will get plenty of use out of.
No matter what you’re looking for, we have the fun and functional DIY ideas you need to create the perfect planter for your garden or patio!