Building a spot for your very own Garden of Eden shouldn't feel like a hard task. Learn how to build this easy Modern Cedar Planter in just a few steps!

Difficulty moderate


Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Miter Saw
    Miter Saw
  • Table Saw
    Table Saw
  • Drill (cordless)
    Drill (cordless)
  • Nail Gun
    Nail Gun
  • Sander


Wood Products

  • 4 Board , 1x6 , 96"
  • 1 Board , 1" Square Dowel , 36"

Hardware & Supplies

  • 20 1 1/4" Brad Nails
  • 50 1 1/4" Pocket Hole Screws
  • 1 Can Waterproofing/Outdoor Wood Sealer
  • 1 Sandpaper

Cut List & Parts

  • 4 Long Sides , 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 36"
  • 4 Short Sides , 3/4" x 5 1/2 x 12 1/2"
  • 2 Bottom Panels , 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 34 1/2"
  • 4 Corner Supports , 3/4 x 3/4 x 8"


  • Check the Dimensions

    Make sure to check the dimensions and make any necessary adjustments before starting.

  • Cut Your Pieces

    All of the pieces used for the sides of this planter have 45 degree beveled ends. Make sure to double check the dimensions required prior to cutting your ends.

  • Attach the Long Side Pieces

    Attach the large side pieces in sets of two with wood glue, pocket holes, and screws.

  • Attach the Short Side Pieces

    Attach the short sides the same way.

  • Build Bottom Piece

    Build the bottom piece with pocket holes and wood glue. Make sure there are pocket holes along the outside of the piece for attaching to the sides.

  • Attach Bottom Piece

    Attach the bottom piece to all four sides with wood glue and pocket hole screws. You may want to drill small holes in the bottom for drainage.

  • Add Corner Supports

    Add the four small corner supports to the inside corners. Attach them from the outside of the planter by shooting 1" brad nails into each support. This will help keep the beveled corners tight. Add wood glue for extra strength.

  • Sand & Seal

    Fill your pocket holes, nail holes, and corners (if there are gaps). Then sand & seal your planter!

  • Do Some Planting

    Make sure to add some plants to your awesome new build!