Simple Planter Bench
In the fall of last year I visited my mother who lives in Moncton, New Brunswick (I live in Ottawa, Ontario, so it isn’t very close). While I was there I decided to build her a simple planter bench as a thank you for being a great mother. We happened to get lucky and have a hurricane visit at the same time, so throughout this build you will see that I had to resort to using hand tools as the hurricane knocked out the power for a few days.
Also, because I was not able to access my normal selection of tools, I designed this to use off the shelf lumber that can be acquired at many home centers/hardware stores. The planter sections are fence boards and the bench part is decking board.
I hope you will join me on building this simple planter bench, it can be done with minimal tools, or if you want to save your strength, pull out the power tools and get to work! Either way, I suggest you start by watching the video above to see what I did to make this planter bench.
Below are links to tools and materials I used in this article. It is either the exact tool/supply or something very close.
Pressure Treated or Cedar Lumber (or anything else suitable to the outdoors)
– Four 2x2x8
– Twelve 1x6x8
– One 4x4x6
– Three 2x6x8
– Hand Saw or Miter Saw
– Carpenter’s pencil
– Jigsaw or Compass Saw
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Simple Planter Bench: In the fall of last year I visited my mother who lives in Moncton, New Brunswick (I live in Ottawa, Ontario, so it isn’t very close). While I was there I decided to build her a simple planter bench as a thank you for being a great mother. We happene…