DIY Raised Planter Box (w/ Hidden Wheels) | Free Plans | How to Build

DIY Raised Planter Box (w/ Hidden Wheels) | Free Plans | How to Build


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In this project I’ll show you how to build a large, mobile planter box by utilizing some fence pickets you can get at your local big box store and a few basic tools. I designed this project to be really accessible for the average person who doesn’t have access to a lot of tools and wanted to show that you can build a really nice planter box pretty easily. If you choose to use this planter box as a vegetable garden like I am, make sure you are using a wood like Redwood or Cedar that is naturally bug and rot resistant. You never want to use pressure treated lumber for anything that will be for edible plants. If it’s just for flowers, you could use a different type of lumber but I’d still recommend you stick with something like Redwood or Cedar.

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17 Comments on "DIY Raised Planter Box (w/ Hidden Wheels) | Free Plans | How to Build"


  1. Cool idea with the wheels! I like how you can't really see the wheels…I agree…it helps the look.

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  2. Sweet project! What's the characteristic difference between Redwood and PineDouglas Fir? Also, so you had to go back to the Milkwaukee tools?

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  3. Thank you so much this is perfect. What is Redwood Wood compared to Cedar?
    New to all this. Like button smashed and subscribed with bell.
    Thank you

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  4. Is there any benefit to having the soil go all the way to the bottom? If the plants grow well with a thinner layer of soil, you could save a lot of weight by leaving the bottom half empty.

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  5. We were thinking of doing a similar idea. For my wife's toolshed!

    We are thinking of using an old pair of aluminium ladders – to make a subframe (two aluminium ladders bolted together with bolted brackets to make the subframe). The shed will be approximately 1.4 m wide and 3 m long. This suits the length of the two aluminium ladders (which are old and surplus to our requirements). These make two ready made rectangular hollow section beams. (As we are replacing these ladders anyway).

    By having fixed swivel wheels at one end, and freely swivelling wheels with a lock feature at the other end. The wheels (fixed swivelling and freely swivelling with lock feature we bought from our local hardware store). These are a similar size to the industrial heavy weight garbage bins in the UK. (Wheel specification 125mm dia / 37.5mm width – 50(??) Heavy Duty hard rubber industrial type fixed and freely rotating swivel wheels.

    The need for wheels is because our mini toolshed has to fit into a small gap, with a wall behind it and a set of concrete steps along side it. With a level concrete base we hope to be able to pull out the shed using fixed handles either side of the front doorway to allow us to paint and coat the sides each year that are hidden by the wall and the concrete steps. We think this is possible, and preferable to the idea of using a car jack and pipe rollers as our local woodwork professional suggested!!

    Using a grinder, and deep aluminium ladders (85mm x 25mm cross section), we hope to make a robust subframe which will not bend or flex when we are in the shed!!

    What do you think of this idea? (I am happy to share photographs and plans if you wish, at a later date when this is all, complete). Another mini project!

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  6. Itd your choice but I would not put any bottom if its outside it would be.only weed barrier.cause it would be too heavy lifting

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  7. Thank you, I love this! Would this still hold up if I made it a bit larger, like a 4'x8'? Perhaps with added heavy duty, industrial casters to account for the added weight?

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  8. I've watched several videos and I have to say you do a GREAT JOB and I can see you on a major network. Very professional and the way you do it is very easy to follow. Perfect flow,

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