This DIY planter is made out of 3/4" plywood and coated with cement. There is a hole in the top that allows a plant to grow through while hiding an ugly plastic container.

Difficulty easy


Wood Products

  • 1 Sheet 3/4" sanded pine plywood

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Box of 1 1/4" pocket-hole screws (see tools list)
  • 1 Sandpaper, various grits
  • 1 Bag of feather finish concrete mix
  • 1 Drywall sanding mesh, 120 grit

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Side panels , 14"x18"x3/4"
  • 2 Side panels , 12 1/2"x18"x3/4"
  • 1 Top , 12"x12"x3/4"
  • 1 Base , 6"x12"X3/4"
  • 1 Base , 4 1/2"x12"X3/4"
  • 6 Strips , 12"x1 1/2"x3/4"
  • 4 Strips , 6"x1 1/2"x3/4"


  • Cut the plywood

    Cut the basic pieces with a circular saw guided by the Kreg Straight Edge Guide.

  • Cut the top

    Cut a circle in the top with a jig saw, then cut it in half to get two panels that can go around the plant.

  • Assemble and apply concrete

    Screw the 1-1/2" wide strips to the narrow side panels to make ledges for the top and base plates. Use pocket holes to attach the side panels to make a square plywood tube. Coat the entire outside with feather finish concrete mix.