Cedar Wall Planter

One of the best things about my wife Jamie is that she is an amazing cook. However, she has been cycling through quite a few herb plants in the kitchen and I knew it was mostly do to lack of sunlight. So, as my contribution to the kitchen, I decided to build her a wall planter just outside the kitchen door in the sunroom where it would get a few hours of sun each day. I choose to build it out of cedar because of it’s natural resistance to rot. Watering the soil in these planters will certainly create the optimal conditions for rotting wood. I hope you enjoy this build and to get the free plans head on over to the How-To I just posted on Ryobi Nation.

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DIY Wall Planter - Free Plans - Rogue Engineer

DIY Wall Planter - Free Plans - Rogue Engineer

DIY Wall Planter - Free Plans - Rogue Engineer

Hang the wall planter and you’re done

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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!

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  • Chris

    Picked up the cedar tonight! Great looking project; ours will be hanging on the fence tomorrow

  • 1Jeanna

    That’s stylin 🙂 One tip, if she is picking up those herb plants from the supermarket, they are designed to only last a certain length of time before they fail. Always buy from your favorite greenhouse instead.

  • Kara Nicole

    Do you think you would be able to paint the cedar wood?

    • Definitely possible. Not sure how long it would last though.

  • Jeff Taylor

    Can you please provide the best technique/materials for ancoring into brick, mortar or concrete? thanks!

    • I use tapcon screws. Make sure to drill with the bit they recommend.

  • JAL

    Nice looking planter, I’m going to build this!
    One question though – if the back is 4 pieces of 8″ wide wood, that makes the planter 32″ wide, but the fronts were cut at 29″.. so where does that 3″ difference go? On your photos, your fronts look the same width as the back.

    • Thanks! The 1×8 are actually dimensional lumber so the actual dimensions are 3/4″ X 7-1/4″.

      • JAL

        Aha, gotcha! Cheers

  • Remi

    Great stuff, I did it a big bigger and it looks great! Thanks for the tutorial! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0ab6831b53ab26b2e392f9e8c0c972937eaf29b9c83bb41ec16c66a0b82818d4.jpg