This is our easiest to build DIY planter box. It is made primarily with cedar fence pickets, so the cost is between $10 and $20 per planter. You'll just need a few basic tools to construct. Free plans by Ana-White.com
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3 - 5-1/2" wide cedar fence pickets, not dogeared, 72" long
1 - 1x3 @ 8 feet long (can use furring strips, I did)
3 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long (can use furring strips, I did)
1" and 1-1/4" brad nails or staples
6 - Cedar Fence Pickets cut at 18" long
6 - Cedar Fence Pickets cut at 17" long
4 - 1x2 @ 18-1/2" long
4 - 1x3 @ 18-1/2" long
Remainder of cuts should be cut to fit the project while you are building it