Step 6: Fasten the box to the brackets

Fastening the window box to its brackets
Photo: Mary Beth Montgomery
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Drill and counterbore pilot holes into the upper rear edge of the box, directly in front of each bracket.

Drive a 2 1/2-inch-long galvanized decking screw through the box and into the upper end of each bracket.

Fill the box with container soil or potting soil, then plant away.
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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