This DIY blossom box adds charm and curb appeal. And once you’ve obtained the basic steps down, you can easily personalize yours by producing your own mounts, including decorative molding, angling the endings of the box, creating a curved edge or adding any other unique details that make it feel like your own.
• 1-by-8-by-10-foot plank in #2 pine (that is what I used)
• Pair of saw horses (I used two old chairs)
• Tape step, T square and hammer
• Drill with large bit
• Nails (I used #6 penny-finish nails)
• Circular or hand saw
• Primer, paint and brushes
• Metal or wood mounts (available at home improvement stores)
Step by Step
1. Measure your window and then decide the period of your flower box. Mine was 30 inches. Measure and mark with a pencil.
This tier pine is the least expensive, but it’s a couple of knots in the wood — with a little paint they may be camouflaged. You can always use the superior pine, but the cost for the identical size board is about three times as much.
Use the square to make sure your line is directly, and mark it in pencil.
2. Saw the line across.
The regional lumber yard or Home Depot may be able to make direct cuts for you. In case you’ve got the measurements, a pencil, tape measure and square, all you’ve got to do is make all of your markings and have someone cut the wood.
Utilize the first bit as your template to the subsequent two. You should end up with three pieces of the desired length, one for each long side and one to the floor.
3. Nail the sides. It is much simpler if you begin the nails prior to placing the pieces completely together. This way, you have to hold the pieces together only while hammering them and you do not have to worry about holding the nail in place.
The nails I used have heads. When they’re hammered in they aren’t too noticeable.
That is what you’ll have after attaching two of the boards you cut.
Do the identical thing to attach the side.
4. Together with the leftover bit, mark and measure the short end pieces.
Again, use the T to make sure the line is even. Draw your line and use the piece as a template to the other end.
5. Begin your nails as you did before and nail in every end.
6. Drill drain holes. Using a ⅜-inch drill bit, drill three holes in the base of the box for surplus water to drain out.
7. Insert finish. If desirable, prime and paint the box in the color of your choice.
Optional: If you want to Create Your own mounts, then you’ll want:
Added woodScroll sawTo create a more detailed box, then you’ll want:
8. Line the box with transparent plastic. Staple lining into position to prolong the life span of the box.
9. Fill out your box. Choose a loose soil, the identical type you’d use for a marijuana or alternative planter, from any home improvement store or nursery.
10. Hang it! Here is my finished box. I did this project. Come spring it’ll be full of beautiful and bright blooms.
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