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How to build a planter box from an old fence

Build a Planter Box From an Old Fence

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Start by sorting your wood, this fence was rotted and we had to replace it. I'm sorting by boards and posts to see what I can reuse

Start by sorting your wood, this fence was rotted and we had to replace it. I'm sorting by boards and posts to see what I can reuse

I set up my saw on some saw horses and started cutting out the rotted pieces, then sorted them by length

I set up my saw on some saw horses and started cutting out the rotted pieces, then sorted them by length

Trying to reuse as much as possible

Trying to reuse as much as possible

Rotten pieces in the recycle bin and shorter usable pieces on the right

Rotten pieces in the recycle bin and shorter usable pieces on the right

Longer pieces on the front, staggered and I nailed them to good pieces of the posts on the inside. Figure out your dimensions first. Measure twice, cut once.

Longer pieces on the front, staggered and I nailed them to good pieces of the posts on the inside. Figure out your dimensions first. Measure twice, cut once.

Just need to scrub it down and put a fresh coat of paint, and all it cost me were the nails.

Just need to scrub it down and put a fresh coat of paint, and all it cost me were the nails.

Placed it, leveled it and filled the bottom with rocks to drain, then the rest with soil. We are going to compost in it for a while them plant a garden.

Placed it, leveled it and filled the bottom with rocks to drain, then the rest with soil. We are going to compost in it for a while them plant a garden.

  • Old fence or reclaimed wood
  • 1.0 Compound miter saw
  • 1.0 Hammer
  • 1.0bnch Nails
  • 1.0 Measuring tape