Tomato Cage Planter

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Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 05/20/2022 - 11:44
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Build your own tomato cage planters with free plans from Ana White!  Built using cedar fence pickets, this is an inexpensive and easy build to help you grow tomatoes this summer.  

Tomato Cage Planter plans

Dimensions
tomato cage planter plans dimensions
Tomato cage planter is about 40" tall and 18" x 18" at the base, suitable for one standard tomato plant

Preparation

Shopping List

2 - 72" cedar fence pickets

3 - 1x2x8 furring strips

1-5/8" long exterior self tapping star bit screws like these (pack of 50 per planter)

Cut List
  • 4 - cedar fence pickets @ 18"
  • 4 - cedar fence pickets @ 17"
  • 4 - 1x2 @ 40" 
  • 8 - 1x2 @ 15-1/2"

To get all the cuts on the boards with minimal waste, here's how to cut each board:

  • Cedar Fence Picket: | 18" | 18" | 17" | 17" |
  • Cedar Fence Picket: | 18" | 18" | 17" | 17" |
  • 1x2: | 40" | 40" | 15-1/2" |
  • 1x2: | 40" | 40" | 15-1/2" |
  • 1x2: | 15-1/2" | 15-1/2" | 15-1/2" | 15-1/2" | 15-1/2" | 15-1/2" |
Tools
Tape Measure
Speed Square
Pencil
Safety Glasses
Drill
Circular Saw

Instructions

Step 1

Build two identical, attaching the 17" cedar fence pickets to the 40" 1x2 boards.

Use two screws per joint, and make sure attached square (distance at top is also 17" and outside edges at bottom line up).

Step 2

Attach the 18" cedar fence pickets tot he outside, screwing to the 1x2s.

Step 3

Attach the 1x2s as shown with screws, to the inside of the 1x2s.

Step 4

Finally, add the remaining 1x2s to finish the planter.

Use a pot on the inside, or staple landscaping fabric on the inside.

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