Easy Flower Box DIY

For this easy flower box DIY you will only need a few basic things. It’s a great project for a beginner.

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(when i refer to a 1″x 6″ the actual measurements on builders grade boards are 3/4″ x 5 3/4″, also a 1″x4″ measures 3/4″x 3 3/4″ so make cuts accordingly)

1- 1 x 4 x 16″ (you can buy these in 6 ft. or 8 ft. boards but you will only need about 16 inches.)

1- 1″x 6″x 24 1/2″ (you can also buy these in 6 ft. or 8 ft. boards but you will only need about 24 1/2 inches. )

If you’d like to use only 1 board – there are 3 options below

1- use a table saw, once you get your 2- 12″ pieces cut, then you could rip this board down to the 1×4 size and not have to buy another board.

2. make your bottom 1x 6 x 10 1/2 and end pieces 1x 6 x 5 3/4

3. you could make this out of a 1x4x8′ board, the end pieces will need to be cut to 3 3/4″ length instead of 5 3/4″. The only difference is that your box will be 3 3/4″ tall.

Cut list

2- 1″x6″x 12″ (sides)

2- 1″x 4″x 5 3/4″ (ends)

1- 1″ x 4″x 10 1/2 (bottom)


miter saw/circular saw (the one i use is similar to this one)

nail gun (i love the Ryobi airless) and 1″ nails/ or hammer and 1″brad nails/ or drilland a small drill bit and screws

wood glue (this is the kind I use, it’s got a super strong hold)

tape measure

clamp ( helpful if you don’t have a nail gun to work with. This clamp is really fast and easy to use. The smaller version is here. I use a clamp to clamp something down to the counter to create resistance for the box to push against as I assemble. )


1. Attach one of the side pieces (12″ piece) to one of the end pieces (3″x5″ piece). Use your choice of nails or screws and glue. (If you use screws I recommend you pre-drill the holes). Make sure that the edges of your board are flush.

The flush edge will be your top.

2. attach the other end piece, again making sure the 2 pieces are flush at the top.

3. Now you can attach the bottom piece and the other side piece.

And that’s it! Now you just need to decide how if you want to paint or stain it and what to fill it with.

See I told you it would be easy!

If you haven’t heard about the flower box challenge I have going on right now on Instagram here’s some more info on it.

For more fun and easy flower box tutorials click here

Need a little motivation to get your project done? Come join my challenge on IG @lindseyjaneco! We have a new challenge every other week!

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