Are you looking for a new and interesting way to spruce up your garden? Look no further than the boxer planter! With just a few simple tools and materials, you can create a beautiful and unique planter that will be the envy of all your neighbors. Let’s get started!
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
The first step in creating your boxer planter is gathering the materials you’ll need. You’ll need:
- 4-foot-long piece of 4x4 pressure treated wood
- two 2x2 pieces of pressure treated wood
- four 3-1/2 inch deck screws
- one 8-inch long piece of 1/4 inch rebar
- two 8-inch long pieces of 1/8 inch rebar
- some soil.
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Step 2: Cut Your Pieces
Using your saw or jigsaw, cut your 4x4 piece into four 16-inch lengths. Then cut each of those pieces into two 8-inch lengths. This will give you eight 8-inch long pieces of 4x4 lumber in total. Cut each of your two 2x2 boards into four 8-inch lengths as well. These will be used as support braces for the planter walls.
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Step 3: Assemble The Walls
Take one 8-inch length of 4x4 lumber and lay it flat on a work surface. Attach the two 8-inch length 2x2 braces to either end using the 3 ½ inch deck screws (two screws per brace). Repeat this process with the remaining 7 pieces of 4x4 lumber until you have eight walls assembled with braces attached to both ends. Now take two 8-inch lengths of 1/4 inch rebar and drive them through the center of each wall (one on top and one on bottom) so that they are perpendicular to the wall itself. This will help keep them secure when they are filled with soil later on.
Step 4: Assemble The Planter
Take one wall panel and use its attached braces to attach it to another wall panel at a 90 degree angle (like an “L” shape). Secure them with two 3 ½ inch deck screws per brace (four screws total). Repeat this process until all eight panels have been connected together in an octagonal shape (like a box). Finally take two pieces of 1/8 inch rebar and hammer them into place at each corner so that they will hold the walls together securely when filled with soil later on. Now your boxer planter is complete!
Congratulations! You have just built yourself an awesome boxer planter for your garden project! All that remains now is to fill it up with soil and plant something inside—maybe some flowers or vegetables? Whatever you decide, you can be sure that your new boxer planter will look great in any garden setting! Enjoy!
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