For most of this project my inspiration came from lessons learned from last years build. For one the amount of wood needed to build base that could hold the weigh made the look huge and an eye soar.

This time around our planter is made from concrete mixing tubs from lowes which are inexpensive and can be found locally. The new part of the project will be to build a much better looking frame that is both just as strong as wood and also a space saver.

If you have other ideas on what we should add to increase its capability, let us know in the comments section.

What design model do you like best for a raised planter stand?

You’ll need these materials:

(3) 55 Gallon Plastic Barrel
2×4 Pressure Treated Lumber

And these tools:

  • Hand Saw
  • Measuring Tape
  • Clamps
  • Straight Edge (square)
  • Wood Glue
  • Hammer
  • Chisel
  • Screws
  • Power Drill/Driver