We make our Planter Boxes from 100% untreated, dried cedar. We start each Planter Box with an external frame made from 2” lumber. To create the sides, we insert 1″ thick boards into the frame to increase stability and support against outward soil pressure. Each board overlaps with each other to lock all pieces into place with minimal hardware.
- Rot & bug resistant cedar
- External frame to increase sturdiness and reduce soil contact
- Shiplapped sides embedded into structural frame
- Minimal hardware
- 19 inch total height (16 inch planting depth) or 26 inch total height (23 inch planting depth)
- Wooden bottom with gaps for drainage
- Liner included
- Color & sealant options available
Unless otherwise specified, dimensions listed are the outside dimensions of the Planter Box. Our Planter Boxes come in either a 19 inch height (with a 16 inch planting depth) or a 26 inch height (with a 23 inch planting depth). They are 2 feet wide and available in lengths of 2, 3, 4 or 5 feet.
We make the frames and legs of our Planter Boxes with 2” cedar and the sides using 1” lumber. We embed each side into the frame on all 4 sides to reduce bowing and resist outward soil pressure while minimizing hardware.
The Planter Box includes boards for the bottom of the box and a liner to retain soil.
Set-up and Assembly
Backyard Boxes Planter Boxes ship with 4 assembled sides. Customers can easily attach all four sides using the provided bolts and a 7/16 socket wrench (not provided). Lay down the bottom boards on the attached rails inside the bed and cover with the provided garden fabric. Staple the fabric to the sides of the bed.
Once assembled, place your Planter Box on a flat, level surface and fill with soil.
Our Planter Boxes come without treatment or stain. Left untreated, cedar will remain strong and hold up against the elements. To keep your garden bed looking great as long as possible, we recommend applying a non-toxic stain or clear sealant to the outside of the bed.
We carry non-toxic sealant and stain in a wide variety of colors. If you select a clear sealant or color stain option when purchasing your Planter Box, we will apply the product to the exterior of your Garden Box before shipping or delivery.
You can also purchase quarts or gallons of clear sealant or color stain from us and apply it to your Garden Box. We carry Vermont Natural Coatings clear sealants and stains.