I am so excited about fall. We finally have a home with a front porch perfect for decorating. I have definitely been slacking on decorating it for the seasons but fall is my favorite time to decorate.
I love traditional Halloween decorations but I preferred to do a more neutral décor that can last all through fall. I also wanted to make sure my own personal style was incorporated into my fall porch decorations so I wanted to add some pops of color that were not traditional with fall and create one major element that was homemade.
I decided to make these front porch planters.
Here are the supplies I used for the planters:
- 2 4×4 Plywood Boards
- 7 8ft common boards for the frame(I had left over wood to make the slats and lip)
- Vice Clamps
- Wood Stain (Ipswich)
- Exterior Clear Gloss
- 1.5 in Wood screws
- 1in Wood screws
- Drill(Drill Bits)
- Behr paint (Shadow Mountain and Mirror Lake)
Cutting the Frame and Wood Panels
I cut the Plywood Boards into 36in long and 12in wide panels. I cut the common boards into 38in length pieces for the frame. This gave me 8 side panels and 16 common board pieces to make the frame
Painted All the Cut Pieces
I painted the 16 common board pieces the dark grey(Behr Shadow Mountain). I stained the panels with the wood stain
Make the Frame
I combined two of the common boards to create the corners for the planters. I used wood glue and then secured them with screws on the tops and bottoms. I repeated this step to create all 8 corner frames for both the planters.
See the next section How To Build a Planter Box: Phase 2: Assembling The Planters