How to Build
a Window Box Garden
Even a novice woodworker can put together a simple windowbox that
will last for years.
For a window less than three feet wide, you will need one ten foot
1x6. We prefer cedar or redwood for their natural resistance to
You will also need 24 fasteners, brass or stainless steel screws
won't rust and hold much better than nails.
To attach the box to the house, use a pair of hooks and eyescrews
for easy removal when you want to change plantings.
Tools needed are a saw, a drill and a screwdriver.
Measure your window and cut two pieces of the board that length.
Cut a third piece an inch and half longer, this will be the front
and will cover the end caps. The two ends should measure five and
a half inches high by six and a quarter inches wide.
Joining the pieces together will be much easier if you pre-drill
the holes. Be sure to drill holes in the bottom for drainage. For
a bit fancier design, angle the front edge of the bottom board and
Voila! You just built your very own windowbox.
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