Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Planter boxes

Over the weekend I decided to make planter boxes despite the fact that I had a lot of other projects that I needed to complete.  My family needed some time and this was the weekend to do it.  The local fair ground was having a farm day so we just made it a themed Saturday.  I took the kids to Lowes to pick up some dirt.  Then we went to the farm event and had a great time.  We even picked up some plants.
I was hopping that the kids would be more interested in building the planters but they got bored real quick.  The planters were simple.  Four 2x4's screwed together to make a square.  The squares were stacked on top of each other and screwed together for depth.  Our herb garden was only two 2x4's tall and then we made three that were 4 tall.  The planters were open on the bottom so they just sat on the ground.  The dirt went in and then we planted the plants and seeds.
I know that this is not a good time to plant, but the kids enjoyed it and if it doesn't work out we can do it again in four months.

The only issue I had with the entire project was the screws.  I got deck screws with the star head.  a box of 2 1/2" and 2".  Both promoted they came with a free bit.  What I did not realize is that the screws had different size bits.  I could not use the same bit for both screws.  This was slightly aggravating.