Give your home’s curb appeal a little boost with these easy-to-build window planter boxes and learn a few woodworking tricks along the way.

Outdoor projects need to be built like a tank to handle the weather extremes they face. The problem is many outdoor projects often end up looking like tanks too. But not this window planter box. While this simple project has the charm of a picket fence it offers some great lessons in building for the outdoors. Underneath its cottage-style appearance lies a sturdy framework that easily supports a heavy-duty plastic liner filled with potting soil and plants. The construction is designed to shed water like a duck’s back for maximum durability. All this is accomplished by combining strong but light cedar durable joinery and some classic details. With an easy weekend’s worth of effort you’ll enjoy the rewards of its design (and the blooms) season after season.

What you get:

9 pages of step-by-step instructions
More than 30 full-color exploded views photos and illustrations.
Shop-tested tips and techniques insure your success
Cutting diagram. Materials list. Retail sources for project hardware

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