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Berry planter box

Inject a splash of bright red into the garden with this colourful planter box.

Make a planter box

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 63

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 1.8m fence palings (x3), 100mm x 50mm timber (approx 440mm), 50mm exterior wood screws, paintbrush, pencil, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Poppy, Resene Quick Dry, sandpaper, saw, screwdriver, tape measure.

To get the look: Mark painted the terracotta pot with Resene Malibu.

Other ideas: This planter box could also be stained with any colour from the Resene Waterborne Woodsman range.

How to build a planter box

Step 1 Step one
Measure and mark four 550mm lengths and four 600mm lengths from the fence palings.
Step 2 Step two
Cut these lengths to size.
Step 3 Step three
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 4 Step four
Assemble the pieces to form two square frames, as shown. Fix at each corner with 50mm screws.
Step 5 Step five
Measure, mark and cut four 110mm pieces from the 100mm x 50mm timber. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 6 Step six
Attach the two frames together by screwing the four blocks of timber at each inner corner of the planter box, as shown.
Step 7 Step seven
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the planter box and allow to dry.
Step 8 Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Poppy to the planter box, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.

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