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DIY Modern Cedar Planter

outdoor cedar planter

Every year I try to convince myself that I’m not a plant murderer. But this year is different. I’m really going to keep my plants alive this time (Scout’s Honor)! I’ve been wanted to start a small garden in front of my shop for-ev-er. So, when my friends at Kreg & BuildSomething asked me to build an outdoor project with them, I was stoked! Now I have a spot for my lavender, rosemary, and pretty purple things!

I’m all about minimal, modern living at this point in my life. So, I wanted to create a planter that matched my modern style, but was still large enough to remind me to water my plants. The planter is made of cedar (which is definitely on the pricey side), but it will stay beautiful for a while and was worth the splurge!

cedar garden planter

Also, just a heads up! These pieces of cedar were too large for regular mitered joints, so I finally got a chance to break in the bevel cut on my miter saw! If you’ve been looking to do the same, this project is definitely for you!

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I usually provide a list of materials that saved my butt on each build, so here are my favorite things I used to make my planter box:

Wood Glue
Kreg K5 Pocket Hole System
1 1/4″ Pocket Hole Screws
Outdoor Waterproofing Sealer

Ready to get started on this build? You can find the full cut list and FREE plans on BuildSomething.com or by clicking on the info graphic below!

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Don’t forget to Pin this guy for later too!

Until next time…

* This post was sponsored by BuildSomething & Kreg. While compensation for this project was provided, all opinions and design ideas are my own. To read my full sponsorship disclosure, click here.

Sam Raimondi

Sam is a full time psychologist and part time content creator from Long Island, New York.




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