I am not sure why, but planter plans (often referred to as planter box plans) are one of the most popular free wood plan items that we have at WoodworkCity.com. In fact, more than 25,000 people have checked out our post on “free planter box plans” that was published back in April of 2007.
Click on the picture for the full set of planter box plans at Popular Mechanics.
When I saw this planter plan I knew that it was the perfect fit for our readers. It is a relatively simple plan that uses simple techniques. The style could go with a contemporary or classic patio or deck.
The one tricky aspect has to do with the taper cut required on some of the pieces, however if you take your time and measure / mark properly, I know that it is easy enough for anyone.
Good luck! We would love to see your own work. If you complete one of these planters, you can upload a picture using the comment form below.
PS: How easy would it be to modify this to be a bench with planters at each end, or corner style? Have fun.