Welcome to the Elevated Planter Box page! This planter might make a nice addition to your garden, patio, or walkway • Download free plans, pictures, and instructions for ideas to help you build your own planter box

Front and Side View of the Elevated Planter Box

This elevated planter box makes a nice addition to a garden, patio, walkway, or anywhere you want to show off your plants.

The planter box is approximately 29” high by 36” long by 17” wide at the caps. The inside of the box is approximately 9” deep by 32” long by 13” wide.

The entire box, with the exception of the slats that form the bottom of the box, is redwood. The slats are rough cut cedar.

More Pictures of the Elevated Planter Box

Front View of Elevated Planter Box
Top View of Planter Box

Slats are Captured in Grooves

Slats Shown Captured in Grooves in Lower Rails

Close-up of Caps with Plugs

Showing the Caps with Redwood Plugs
Close-up Showing the Battens Attached to the Side Rails

Battens were Added Later

The slats are captured in the lower rails. That means that the lower rails supported all of the weight of anything placed inside the box. The stress on the rails caused the lower rails to sag.

Redwood battens were added to tie the centers of all three side rails together so that all of the rails would support the weight.

The battens are glued and screwed into position at the center of the side rails. Countersunk screws are used so that the heads of the screws do not project above the surface of the battens.

The battens are chamfered on the top and both sides. This feature, together with the use of countersunk screws, helps to prevents scratches or other injuries to your hands when reaching inside the box.

Elevated Planter Box in Position Holding Vases and Plants

The ZIP file contains all of the pictures, INSTRUCTIONS.PDF file, SketchUp design file "Elevated_Planter_Box_12_SKETCHUP_VERSION_8.skp", and PDF design file "Elevated_Planter_Box_12_SKETCHUP_VERSION_8.pdf". BE SURE TO READ THE "INSTRUCTIONS.PDF" FILE that's included in the ZIP file.

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