Step 5: Center the window box

Centering the window box
Photo: Mary Beth Montgomery
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Set the empty window box on top of the two brackets. Be sure that the angled side of the box faces outward.

Center the box by measuring the overhang on the brackets (as shown).

Tip: A filled window box is surprisingly heavy; don't add the soil and plants until after the box is installed.
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    Tools List

    • drill
      Cordless drill with Phillips tip
    • four-foot level
      4-foot level
    • two-foot level
      2-foot level
    • 16-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • Countersink bit
      Combination countersink/counterbore bit

    Shopping List

    1. WINDOW BOX

    2. TWO WINDOW BOX BRACKETS

    window boxes longer than 48 inches need a third, center bracket



    3. 2 1/2-INCH DECKING SCREWS

    4. 3-INCH DECKING SCREWS

    5. CONTAINER SOIL

    6. PAINT OR STAIN

    7. FLOWERS AND PLANTS