Introduction: Planter

Because Mother's Day was coming up and I was given this as a school assignment I made a flower/ herb planter made from extra scrap planks of wood that were already in the garage.



  • Dog Ear Fence Pickets (4)
  • Wood Glue
  • Wood Stain
  • Exterior Wood Screws (10)


  • Miter saw
  • Screw driver
  • Brush

Step 1: Measurements and Cuts


  • A-1/2 in x 5in x 6ft (3)
  • B-5 1/2in x 7in (2)

Cut Directions:

Using the miter saw, cut the "dog ear" off of the picket for all four pickets.

Take the fourth picket and cut it into two 5.5in x 7in pieces

Step 2: Assemble and Stain

  1. Using wood glue attach two A pickets to the third A picket that's laying flat
  2. Then attach the two B pieces to both ends with more wood glue
  3. Attach all the pieces by using 5 screws per end
  1. Now take the brush and apply the stain in a thin layer
  2. Wait 10mins and then wipe the rest of the stain off
  3. Then finally wait for over 1hr before adding the second layer

Step 3: Finished

Now that the wood stain and glue is dried the planter is ready to fill with soil and herbs.

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