August 12, 2013
Last year I built three 3′ long planter boxes from 2×4′s. The planters worked out well but the plants I grew in them were not well suited for the sun exposure on my balcony (Eastern exposure, very direct and hot). Im trying a potted garden this year so I can move plants around depending on the weather (something that wasnt possible in the heavy 3 foot planters).
I love the way the 2×4′s weathered over the winter so I dismantled the planters and worked up this simple design. I was able to incorporate several old 2×2′ and a couple left over pressure treated 1.5″ rails. I now have much less scrap wood on my balcony and a nifty new 6′ bench with built in storage! The only down side is finding more weathered 2×4′s to make additional benches/plant stands. Hit me up if you have any and live in the DC area!
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