Step 8: Install the 1x6s

Mark Powers fastens 1x6 boards to the planter
Photo: Kolin Smith
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With the planter frame upright, lock the casters to keep it from moving. Use a miter saw to cut to length the 1x6 cedar boards that sheathe the planter. Start at the top front of the frame and work your way around to one end, the back, and the opposite end. Note that each board overlaps one end of the next board and that the overlaps of each course are offset from those of the one above it. Drill pilot holes and secure the boards with 1-inch stainless-steel trim-head screws.
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    Tools List

    • miter saw
      miter saw
    • adjustable clamp
      clamps
    • drill
      drill/driver
    • jigsaw
      jigsaw to notch boards
    • socket wrench
      socket wrench to tighten hex nuts
    • combination square
      combination square to mark cutlines

    Shopping List

    2x4 pressure-treated boards
    Get two 8-footers and three 6-footers to build the planter frame.

    5/4x6 pressure-treated decking
    Get one 8-footer and two 6-footers for the floor and base.

    1x6 cedar trim
    Get four 8-footers and eight 6-footers to sheathe the planter and make the trellis.

    5/4x6 cedar decking
    Get one 8-footer and two 6-footers to make the trellis frame.

    1x3 cedar trim
    Get one 8-footer and four 6-footers to make the trellis screen and rear cap trim.

    2x2 cedar pickets
    Get 17 4-footers for the trellis screen.

    1x4 cedar trim
    Get one 8-footer to make the front and side cap trim.2-inch and 2½-inch deck screws to assemble the planter frame and trellis

    1-inch stainless-steel trim-head screws to fasten the cedar boards

    3-inch-diameter casters
    Get four (two locking), each rated to 250 pounds.

    ¼-by-1½-inch galvanized hex-head machine bolts plus washers and nuts
    Get 16 of each to attach the casters.

    -by-4-inch galvanized carriage bolts plus washers and nuts
    Get six of each to the attach the trellis to the planter.

    teak oil

    ¾â€“inch crushed stone
    Get four 50-pound bags to fill the bottom of the planter.

    landscape fabric to line the planter box