2x4 planter box plans - free PDF download, materia list, measurements, drawings, at Construct101.

2×4 Planter Box Plans | Free PDF Download

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DIY 2x4 planter box

2×4 planter box plans, plans includes a free PDF download (link at bottom of blog post), shopping list, cutting list, and drawings.

Material List

Material List

Shopping List

  • 7 – 2×4 – 8′
  • 2 1/2″ deck screws
  • exterior wood glue

Cutting List

  • A – 18 – 2×4 – 18″
  • B – 4 – 2×4 – 17 1/2″
  • C – 4 – 2×4 – 20″
  • D – 4 – 2×4 – 14 1/2″
  • E – 4 – 2×4 – 3 1/2″
  • F – 2 – 2×4 – 21″ (45-degree angle cuts)
  • G – 2 – 2×4 – 21 1/2″ (45-degree angle cuts)
2x4 planter box plans - exploded view - material list, PDF at Construct101.

Pre-drill all holes and assemble 2×4 planter box using exterior wood glue and 2 1/2″ deck screws.

Drill a hole to the bottom of the planter box for drainage.

2x4 planter box plans - front and back side.

Assemble parts A and B.

2x4 planter box plans - right and left side.

Assemble parts A and C.

2x4 planter box plans - attach sides to front and back.

Attach front, back, and sides.

2x4 planter box plans - attach bottom part D.

Attach the bottom, screw 2 1/2″ deck screws through A and into D.

2x4 planter box plans - attach C.

Attach part C.

2x4 planter box plans - attach feet part E.

Attach part E.

2x4 planter box plans - attach top trim part F and G.

Attach the top trim F and G.


  1. I save almost everything you send. Bought a property in Scotland and I will have chickens,pygmy goats, pygmy burro and a cow. Pegulas, she’s, planters all will warm up the 1803 farmhouse I adore. It needs a front porch and a swing.

  2. Looks Great. Love it thanks

  3. Please send me download for 2×4 planter box

  4. Your 2×4 planter box plans absolutely suck. First of all you need more than (6) 2x4x 8’ wood. Secondly, your cutting measurements leave huge gaps (like 1/4” or more) between pieces. That’s sloppy. I have no respect for someone who could put this out there as helpful. Have you even tried to make this planter following your plans?

  5. It looks like some people need more than a material list and diagrams.
    I think that everything published was enough to do the job.

  6. Do you recommend using weedblock film to line the box with? In order to prolong life of the wood…

    Also, I’m considering sealing all the seams inside between edges of the 2×4’s with exterior caulking. Any thoughts? Only thing I worry about with that is over the years the boards could shrink or swell and defeat the seal.

    BTW I built mine larger than your plans call for, and even then the plans worked great. Whoever got crappy with their comments earlier needs to back away from the workshop.


    • Kenneth m Hildebrandt

      i would use a nice weather protecting sealer inside, or a thick plastic, flex seal paint is a good option too for speed, get a cheap sponge brush, 2 coats, it will stay sealed, good luck guys, an gals

  7. I found that when attaching β€œB” (1’ 5 1/2 β€œ) to 5 β€œA” boards that there is a difference of 1/2!
    Laying the 5 β€œA” boards next to each other equals 18” but attaching the β€œB” boards at 17
    1/2” leaves 1/4” gap on wach end of the β€œB” boards.
    Did I miss something?

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