Simple to build planter with tall back can add privacy to your space or hide unattractive objects. This is a free project plan with step by step diagrams. Built using 2x4s and cedar fence pickets.
21 - fence pickets 5-1/2" x 72" (not dog eared)
4 - 2x4x8 (cut the longest pieces first to get everything to work out
2-1/2" self tapping screws (about 25)
1-5/8" self tapping screws (about 100)
waterproof planting liner (or plastic paper)
3 - 2x4 @ 71-1/2"
3 - 2x4 @ 22"
6 - 2x4 @ 14"
8 - cedar fence pickets @ 17"
17 - cedar fence pickets @ 72"
2 - 70" - measure and cut to fit
Measure and cut two cedar fence pickets to fit in the bottom.
Lightly sand the entire project.
Finish the entire privacy planter with a finish suitable for fencing or decking. I recommend a penetrating stain.
Use a waterproof landscaping fabric to cover the bottom and keep soil inside the planter. Add a few holes for water drainage.
Move the planter to it's final location, as it will become very heavy with soil. Fill the planter with soil (you want the base to be heavy to anchor the planter). Plant your plants and enjoy.