Building a Planter Box Roanoke VA

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Woodcraft - Roanoke, VA
(540) 366-7144
Towne Square Shopping Center
Roanoke, VA

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The Home Depot
(540)772-3087
4176 Franklin Road
Roanoke, VA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Marco Supply- Roanoke
540-344-6211
812 Pocahontas Ave. Roanoke, VA, 24022
Roanoke, VA
 
Lowe's
(540) 366-3838
5040 Rutgers Street, N.W.
Roanoke, VA
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M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

LOWE'S OF E. ROANOKE, VA
540 265-6440
4520 CHALLENGER AVENUE ROANOKE, VA, 24012
Roanoke, VA
 
The Home Depot
(540)265-7655
3217 Hershberger Rd NW
Roanoke, VA
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Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Roanoke
540-345-7676
536 Shenandoah Ave N.W. Roanoke, VA, 24016
Roanoke, VA
 
Valley Fasteners Co.
540-981-1435
908 Shenandoah Ave. N.W. Roanoke, VA, 24016
Roanoke, VA
 
Roanoke - D
(540) 366-4351
1419 Hershberger Rd Nw
Roanoke, VA
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Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
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Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
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LOWE'S OF ROANOKE, VA.
540 366-3838
5040 RUTGERS ST., NW ROANOKE, VA, 24012
Roanoke, VA
 
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Building a planter box can be a good weekend project. Photo Credit: bucklava

Building a planter box is an excellent and popular way to have some woodworking fun and add some style to your deck , patio, walkway , or even your home’s interior. Planters are like miniature gardens, usually containing shrubs or flowers that improve the aesthetic quality of a given space and create low-impact, green boundaries. Boxes range from the wide and long to those small enough to attach to the outside of a window.

Actually building the box is one of the easier do-it-yourself projects out there, even for DIY novices. It will require some woodworking tools (hand tools, circular saw, etc.) and some attention to detail. As for material, wood is by far the most popular and the most recommended. It is relatively easy to work with and customize and has a natural and undeniable elegance that can be finished to accommodate any taste.

In truth, there are probably hundreds of different ways to build a planter box , all stemming from the basic box frame and improvising from there. Cedar planks, plywood, fir, pine, redwood; all these woods and more are possibilities . There are a plethora of planter box plans available online (examples below) which anyone can follow directly or improvise on. Yet regardless of how you build your planter box, there are some considerations that are universal.

Considerations

  1. Space. Your first task is to measure the space where you want to use the planter b...

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