DIY windowsill planter boxes video

These portable planter boxes will sit prettily by your kitchen window or liven up any sunny spot.

MATERIALS
You will need:

• 1.8m - 135mm x 10mm pine for base and sides 
• 1.8m - 30mm x 10mm pine for top side bar • 1.8m - 40mm x 10mm pine for lower side bar
• Terracotta or zinc pots to fit
• Pencil & tape measure
• Nails – brass panel pins or I found some decorative bronze rose head nails left over from our house project
• Drill and bits
• Wood glue
• Clamps
• Hammer
• Resene Blackboard paint, Resene Aquaclear varnish & paint brush
• Chalk 
• Herbs / plants

Cutting list:
To make x 2 planter boxes.
• Base: 2 x 400mm
• Sides: 4 x 120mm
• Top bar: 4 x 420mm 
• Lower Bar: 4 x 120mms

1. Measure and cut base, side panels and side bars. Pre-drill nail holes, glue and clamp sides to the base until dry. ...
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1. Measure and cut base, side panels and side bars. Pre-drill nail holes, glue and clamp sides to the base until dry. Add decorative nails.

Cost: $55 excluding paint, pots & plants

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2. Pre-drill, glue and nail the lower side bars into position so it is level with the bottom edge of the base.
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2. Pre-drill, glue and nail the lower side bars into position so it is level with the bottom edge of the base.

3. Undercoat and top coat the top 
side bar with blackboard paint. 
Glue and nail the top side bar 
into position.
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3. Undercoat and top coat the top side bar with blackboard paint. Glue and nail the top side bar into position.

4. If preferred you can stain the bare timber using your choice of colour, then overcoat with varnish.
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4. If preferred you can stain the bare timber using your choice of colour, then overcoat with varnish.

A pretty planter box of herbs is handy in the kitchen.
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A pretty planter box of herbs is handy in the kitchen.

 - NZ Gardener

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