build a composite wood planting box

Hollis Wood Products 36 in. x 19-1 4 in. x 36 in. Redwood Raised Grow Box. Model# 12018. $279 Frame It All One Inch Series 4 ft. x 8 ft. x 11 in. Composite Raised Garden Bed Kit.

To make a potting box, start with the base of the box, which is made from a 3 4" piece of plywood, 2' square. It's a good idea to paint this piece of plywood--top, bottom the edges--to keep it from rotting (Image 2). For the sides of the potting box, use 1 4"x4" composite wood material; composite material it is very durable against 

NewTechWood UltraShield composite wood planter boxes can be placed on concrete, decking, grass, and etc. The installation is extremely STACKABLE. Create different planter box depths and sizes to give your deck a modern look. GROW. ANYWHERE. Find great ways to add green to your deck. GET INSPIRATION 

This material was used to build our deck, so we had leftovers on hand and it's great to use for plants since it won't rot. The composite deck material is sold at home improvement stores and comes in different lengths and widths. For the box and legs, you can use pressure treated lumber since it also resists 

How to build a simple but elegant Planter in ten steps: 1) Using pressure treated 2x4's - cut down your lumber to create the 'walls' of the planter. Walls will be 24” long by 22-3 4” high; -8 pieces 20-1 2” for your top and bottom plates; -8 pieces 19-3 4” for your 'studs'. 2) Assemble to box so that all 

While a little short of pictures, I really liked the plans for this one. The octagon-shaped planter is made from ChoiceDek balusters. These balusters are an eco-friendly recycled composite material, similar to glue and sawdust, that cut and fasten like wood. As a bonus, the material is also more resistant to 

Some woods last better than others (e.g. cedar) but may cost more and come from unsustainable sources. Various treatments to preserve wood are available but many contain substances that can be dangerous near edible plants. For further details see my article on Treating Wood for Vegetable Gardens.

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