Added by on 2017-06-16

Senior technical editor Mark Powers demonstrates how to assemble a bench between two planters made from stacked cedar boards. (See below for a shopping list and tools.) Click here to SUBSCRIBE to the official This Old House YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=thisoldhouse How to Build a Cedar Bench: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg-QHu29W4w&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=240 How to Make a Concrete Planter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DgWAysEICg&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=308 How to Plant a Raised Garden Bed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzuuavHTq6c&list=PLkJADc1qDrr_0NxtmzECiOWkr5de82kXV&index=315 Shopping List for How to Build a Planter Bench: – cedar 2×4s. Get twenty 8-foot boards to make the 16[FRACTION 12]-inch planter pieces and the 82 1/2-inch-long seat frame. – cedar 1 1/4×6s. Get four 6-foot boards to make the 63-inch-long seat, and one 8-foot board to trim the tall planter. – 3/4-inch gravel, for drainage below the planters and to fill the assembled planters. Get at least 1 1/2 cubic feet (three bags). – potting soil, to top off the planters filled with gravel. Get four 32-quart bags. – construction adhesive. Get 4 tubes. – 3-inch stainless-steel deck screws – 2-inch stainless-steel deck screws – 3-inch galvanized siding nails – 12-inch galvanized spikes Get eight Tools for How to Build a Planter Bench: – 4-foot level – miter saw – circular saw – jigsaw – Speed Square – drill/driver fitted with a 3/8-inch paddle bit – garden spade – hammer – hand tamper – caulk gun Follow This Old House: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThisOldHouse Twitter: https://twitter.com/thisoldhouse Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thisoldhouse/ G+: https://plus.google.com/+thisoldhouse/posts Instagram: http://instagram.com/thisoldhouse Tumblr: http://thisoldhouse.tumblr.com/ Related PostsHow to Build a Privacy Planter – This Old HouseHow to Build a Living Wall Vertical Garden – This Old HouseHow to Build a Timber Retaining Wall – This Old HouseDIY Planter Box BenchHow to Install a Raised Vegetable Garden with Arbors – This Old HouseHow to Build a Concrete Raised Planter Bed Part 1

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19 Comments

  • Romelia Darosa 5 months ago

    Go to woodprix webpage if you'd like to know how to build it. Good solutions for everyone I think

  • Luvenia Waiters 5 months ago

    Go to woodprix if you'd like to build it yourself.

  • Romelia Polly 5 months ago

    I made it too. Want to know how ? just go to woodprix webpage.

  • Vadym Shatov 5 months ago

    Im sure you can build it too guys. Just look for woodprix page

  • Antonetta Kowalewski 5 months ago

    I can make it myself. Just got instructions from woodprix website and I'm ready for do it 😀

  • Trena Pickel 5 months ago

    Hi. If you want to build it yourself just google for 'woodprix' . I know you'll find good solutions for your idea.

  • Aaron Beer 5 months ago

    I am sure that you will find good way to make it on woodprix Webpage.

  • Cordelia Blakeslee 5 months ago

    Nice movie. However you can make it yourself. Just google woodprix and learn how to do it easily.

  • Easter Stedman 5 months ago

    Im sure you can build it too guys. Just look for woodprix page

  • vidvidvid2012 5 months ago

    This is incomplete. You didn't show you added additional stringers to the tall planter. You screw the long boards on the left but how is that possible since you didn't put boards underneath!!!

  • Маша Арсентьева 5 months ago

    You should go to woodprix if you'd like to make it yourself guys.

  • LATIN LOVER 5 months ago

    It is very expensive for the MAKE A FLOWERPOT

  • shlomzion 5 months ago

    Hi. At 2.33 minutes, you say "Add an additional stringer", but it's not quite clear where you are attaching it. can you clarify please. Thanks!

  • Doug Reed 5 months ago

    Neat project, but mighty spendy–cedar ain't cheap.  Oh well, the price of quality.

  • Jimboo0825 5 months ago

    I wouldn't put that second plant space on the lower part. I would just make the only part with plants the elevated part

  • Charles Damery 5 months ago

    It's January, wouldn't a hockey rink project be more fitting ?

  • ThisIsTurok1 5 months ago

    Wow, it only took 3 minutes to build…

  • Shawn 5 months ago

    Shouldn't you use a pressure treated lumber for the first 2 courses?

  • Leo Mejia 5 months ago

    Cool