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How To Make a Window Planter

Watch more Indoor Plants & Container Gardening videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Show off your green thumb with these easy steps on how to make a window planter. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Pick wood Pick a 1-by-8-inch piece of lumber that will stand up to the elements. Tip Cedar and pressure-treated wood are the best choices because they resist moisture. Step 2: Cut front, back, and bottom pieces Cut three pieces of the lumber for the front, back, and bottom pieces of your planter. Cut these two inches longer than the width of your window. Step 3: Cut sides Cut two side pieces of 7? inches each. This will create square sides for your box. Step 4: Drill sidepiece starter holes Drill two starter holes in each side of your planter sidepieces with the 1/8-inch drill bit. The hole spacing should be uniform. Step 5: Drill sidepieces onto front and back segments Place the side cap on one end of the planter and, using the starter holes, drill the piece onto the front and back sections with 1?-inch screws. Tip Glue the side pieces on the front and the back sections before attaching with screws for extra reinforcement. Step 6: Attach bottom Place the bottom section on the rectangular frame and drill four 1/8-inch starter holes along each of the long sides and two on the shorter edges. Step 7: Drill bottom on Drill the bottom section on using 1?-inch screws. Tip Glue along the bottom edges to reinforce the planter. Step 8: Drill drainage holes Drill two to four 1?-inch drainage holes along the centerline in the bottom section. Step 9: Finish box Sand, prime, and paint your window planter, and mount it beneath your window with the brackets. Grab your dirt and trowel and dig in to beautiful landscaping. Did You Know? Did you know? Keeping your flower boxes clear of the fungal growth encouraged by dead and decaying flowers helps annuals wto flower rather than going to seed.
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