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How to Make a Kitchen Planter Box for Herbs (page 1 of 3)

Learn how to make an easy planter box to hold herbs and small plants in your kitchen.

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This easy-to-build box is perfect for a kitchen window sill or countertop. If you plan on keeping your planter box outdoors, use a species of wood that is weather-resistant and line the box with a plastic wrapping.

We did not finish or paint our box, instead we left it natural and added a pop of color by painting the clips a bright neon color.

Materials and Tools

5 pieces of wood (we used maple): 2 measuring 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" (end pieces); 2 measuring 20" x 5-1/2" (sides); and 1 measuring 18-1/2" x 5-1/2"(bottom)
wood glue
finishing nails
metal clips
hammer
two clamps
neon spray paint
extra finishing nails for reinforcement
waterproofing tape, such as Tyvek

Attach Bottom and Sides

Lay the bottom piece of wood (the 18-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece) on a work surface and apply a small bead of wood glue all away around the edges. Adhere one of the side pieces (20" x 5-1/2") to the bottom, lining it up in the center. This will leave 3/4" overhang on each end.

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