How To Build a DIY Raised Planter Box 

How to build a DIY raised planter box with legs and a shelf for your front porch or back deck for flowers or vegetables.


– (2) ¾" x 11-¼" x 8' pine boards – 1-¾" wire brads – (2) 2"x2"x 8' pine – wood filler – wood stain


– table saw – chop saw – pneumatic staple gun – palm sander

Start building your raised planter

I started with the main planter box and cut one of the 8' pine boards into the front, back and side pieces of the box.

Next, I worked on the bottom shelf. First I cut one 3" strip off of the second 8' pine board.

Then I cut that 3" strip so that it matched the same dimensions as the main planter box (10-9/16" x 38-½").

Then I cut the remnants of the second pine board into 1-⅞" strips for the bottom shelf.

After I cut the strips, I used a jig to cut 18 lengths at 10-⅝" with my chop saw to make the slats of the bottom shelf.

Finally, I cut the 2x2's to length for the planter box legs. As a result, I ended up with 4 legs at 29-½ " each.

Now that I cut all of my wood, it was time to put my planter together.