Add curb attraction to any house by making a cedar wooden window field planter. This cottage window field type is easy to construct and set up, and simple to customise to suit your house’s type.
DIY Cedar Wooden Window Field Planters for Cottage Curb Enchantment
Hello, I’m Ashlea, a self taught builder, thrifter and big sufferer of “I could make that” syndrome, I’m positive you possibly can relate!
Over on my weblog, This Mamas Dance, I like to share furnishings rehabs, house reno progress, and fast DIY’s that may be accomplished throughout toddler nap time.
At present I’m going to indicate you easy methods to construct a customized wooden window field that can be utilized all 12 months lengthy. This challenge can simply be accomplished in a day and provides immediate curb attraction to a house.
I believed lengthy and exhausting about what type I wished to construct, and in the long run I wished it to be traditional, but versatile.
I reside in a cottage type house, however this type of field might additionally work on a contemporary type house.
For the autumn I’m picturing giant flowering cabbage, and within the winter mini “christmas timber” as you possibly can see I added pink geraniums for summer time, and a few creepy crawlers that can finally fill in.
My husband and I not too long ago constructed a DIY addition onto our unique cottage, full with a Cottage Style Family Bathroom, and Boys Bunk Room. I’m slowly engaged on bringing the outdated and new collectively.
This DIY cedar wooden window field ties in with the gorgeous heat wooden accents of our addition, and compliments the cottage type that I really like.
How you can Construct a Customized Cedar Wooden Window Field
by Ashlea from This Mama’s Dance
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Cedar Wooden Window Field Supplies:
DIY Wooden Window Field Value
The estimated value to construct one cedar window field is $25 (relying in your native lumber costs).
That features the cedar boards, the screws/fasteners, the inside brackets and the two L brackets to hold the field; it doesn’t embrace the stain.
How you can Construct a Customized Cedar Window Field Planter
Step 1: Reduce boards to dimension
Reduce fence boards to dimension. The size will rely upon the dimensions of your window. 5 ft cedar fence boards have been the right size for my challenge, so I solely wanted to chop my aspect panels.
You’ll want to examine all boards are the identical size earlier than nailing something. Sand all minimize ends. My 2 aspect panels measured 9 3/4″. The 4 items of three/4″ cedar sq. measured 8″ lengthy.
Step 2: Connect entrance board
Apply glue to entrance fringe of backside base board. Place the bottom and decrease face board, maintain in place with clamps. Connect decrease face board to backside utilizing glue and fasteners.
Step 3: Connect again board
Connect decrease again board to backside utilizing glue and fasteners.
Step 4: Connect inside entrance helps
Connect 2 items of three/4″ sq. to the within of first face board utilizing glue and fasteners, vertically and evenly staggered.
This can add extra construction to your wooden window field, and tie within the 2 face items.
Step 5: Connect inside again helps
Replicate Step 4, by attaching 2 items of three/4 “sq. to inside again board.
Step 6: Add aspect panels and high entrance panel
Connect the highest entrance panel and each aspect panels utilizing wooden glue and fasteners.
Step 7: Add help
Flip the wooden window field face down. Connect a small nook bracket to the within of the face entrance on each the precise and left aspect.
This provides extra help to the entrance body of the field, the place ending nails and glue are used . If you’re utilizing screws for your entire field, you possibly can skip this step.
Step 8: Connect high again panel
Connect the highest again panel alongside outdoors edge and to middle help items with wooden glue and fasteners.
You must now have a completed cedar wooden window field!
Step 9: Drill drainage holes
Drill 3-4 holes for drainage within the backside of the wooden window field. I used a 3/8 bit.
For longer lasting wooden window bins, line with both heavy responsibility plastic or field liners. You may additionally place a small piece of panorama material on the backside to maintain them from drying out too shortly.
Step 10: End
Seal, stain or paint your window field planters for added safety.
As a result of I used a transparent stain, I selected to complete the entrance with small ending nails, in order that I wouldn’t have screw heads exhibiting. I additionally confronted the boards tough aspect out for texture.
If you will paint or use a strong stain in your wooden window field, you might use screws for this whole project- simply make sure to pre-drill any holes to keep away from splitting the wooden.
I used handled screws for the again of the field, as a result of they received’t present, and add a bit of extra stability than ending nails. For those who select to make use of screws, a bit of wooden filler goes a great distance!
Step 11: Set up
Set up your cedar wooden window field planters utilizing L brackets or nook angles and lag bolts. It’s also possible to add corbels for support like Morgan and Jamie showed here.
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Revealed 27 Aug 2016 // Final up to date 24 Sept 2020