Then my anniversary (and the need for a good gift) came around, I started thinking of making my own out of wood, and found a few interesting ideas on the net. Their designs were not available, and from what I could tell, the planters themselves weren't even available for sale any more.
So I set out to build my own, based partly on some of those designs. If you want to make a planter that is good for either flowers or herbs (since no toxic chemicals were used in building this, there should be no health issues related to their absorption into the plants that you later on eat), this might be for you.
The total cost (excluding any plants you may end up using) was around $60, and it only took a few hours (spread out over a few days) to build.
I hope you enjoy it.