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Do It Yourself Vinyl Planter Boxes

UPDATE: I finally got around taking pictures of the boxes and you can see them at the end of the post.

Have you ever wanted to buy one of those nifty vinyl planter boxes or window boxes that look something like this:

http://www.lowes.com/pd_53029-53946-4822W_4294833336+4294867249_40_?productId=3187547&Ntt=planter+box&Ns=p_product_price|0&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Planter_4294833336%2B4294867249_40_s%3FNs%3Dp_product_price|0%26Ntt%3Dplanter%2Bbox%26page%3D3&facetInfo=Plastic|Planter

Looks great, doesn’t rot and can be painted the color you want.

Yeah I know the problem is the price tag of over $91 for just one of them.

Well my mother wanted to buy and put some boxes onto her raised deck so that she could have some color on that side of her house. This deck sits about 5.5 ft  up off the ground with a crawl space underneath with lattice-work enclosing that crawl space. Up on the deck she has a collapsible screen porch she puts up each summer that has her deck furniture. When you look out the long side of it you see the deck rail, then the next door neighbor’s house. So a couple of planters attached to the deck would make a nice addition.

Now I’m not the worlds greatest handyman but I knew I could make something decent for her at a fraction of what it would cost her to buy four of those boxes, So off to Lowes  and Home Depot I went and got the materials I needed. I was able to make four (4)  30″L x 5.75″w x 9.25″D boxes. Read more of this post

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