EP. 39 diy wine box planter

Today I'm turning an old wine box that would've been thrown away into a planter inspired by Williams-Sonoma. This is a great limited tools project, since you could build the whole project with a drill and a hand saw.


1 Wine Box

Wood for legs (I had cutoffs 1.25"x1.25")

Screws: 1.25"

Wood Glue: http://amzn.to/2aeY7Kp


To start, you need a wine box...obviously. I got mine from a local liquor store by calling and asking if they had any wooden wine boxes laying around. Typically, they just throw them away, so they don't have an issue giving them away (in my experience). Just ask... all they can do is say no. This project was inspired by an incredibly overpriced planter from Williams-Sonoma.

I started by just removing any staples from the box.


Before anything else, I used wood glue and clamps to make sure there weren't any gaps in the wood and to make sure everything was sturdy.


Next, I cut my legs to 17.5". The wood came from offcuts of a 2x4.

Next, I traced the outline of the legs on the bottom of the box, used a 1" forstner bit to make a whole to get my jigsaw into and make a cutout for the legs.

The cutout doesn't need to be perfect, just so that the legs can sit fulsh against the walls of the box.

I used some more spare wood as braces against the bottom of the box to make it more rigid using wood glue.

Next, I sanded everything and put a clear coat finish designed for fences and decks. Any heavy duty finish should be fine.

To allow draining, I added holes in the bottom of the planter.

Finally, I could Add the plants!

That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed it and go out and make your own. If you do, don't forget to tag me in a picture of it!