We recently built a deck for my brother and sister-in-law, and now that the deck was up it was time to get started on some outdoor furniture. First priority on the list was to give them some privacy. Since they live in a neighborhood, they wanted to be able to enjoy relaxing on heir new deck without any peeping neighbors! We designed this tall planter to not only give them privacy but also add a little greenery to the deck. We choose plants that not only grew tall but also added some mosquito repellant properties since they are expecting!!
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How to build a Tall Planter
If you decide to take on this project I highly recommend you download the printable PDF to have with you. To do so head on over to buildsomething.com where I have posted the full plans available for download for free!
Step 1: Assembling the sides
Step 2: Assembling the frame
Step 3: Installing the supports
Step 4: Installing the planter base
Step 5: Assembling the Cap
Step 6: Attaching the Cap
We finished this planter with Restore Solid Deck stain in Driftwood
I then cut up a trash bag and stapled it to the sides so the water would drain only from the bottom and not run down the sides of the planter.
Then I added in some weed barrier to allow for drainage yet retain the soil.
Finally we filled it with about 5 cubic feet of soil and some plants to help keep away those pesky bugs.
As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!