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Planter Box – Great for Centerpiece

Tabletop Planter Box

It’s time for another Power Tool Challenge! Lots of woodworking ideas at the end of the post, to challenge you to get those power tools out and create something!

I have been seeing these rustic boxes every where lately. Yesterday I was out thrifting and ran across one made from a pallet – $39 – what! That brings me to this idea that I had, to make a planter box from scrap wood and barn wood. Two things that I had on hand…How make a barn wood planter - use it on the table filled with old bottles and flowers or ferns

With a variety of glass jars, old cola bottles and few ferns – I created this farmhouse centerpiece. Because you and I both know that I don’t live on farm, but I wish I did. I imagine that I would have an abundance of barn wood if I lived on a farm.

Make a planter box with scrap wood - perfect for your table top centerpiece

I hope you enjoy the monthly power tool challenges! It’s helps me to get motivated and create some of the things that I love but am too cheap to buy! Plus it makes use of things that I already have on hand! Here’s what I made last month: How to make a Blanket Ladder

Barn wood do it yourself planter box great for table - centerpiece filled with fernsDIY steps for makeover

Here’s what you need for this project:


  1. Center board – 1″ x 6″ board cut at 25 1/2″ 
  2. Sides – 2 each cut at 25 1/2 inches
  3. Ends – 2 each cut at 6 1/2 inches I used barn wood (this measurement will change for you), depending on what kind of wood you use. Allow for the width of the bottom board plus 2 boards for the side.

Wood for creating the planter box - scrapes and barn wood - Ryobi miter saw

Cut one board for the bottom at 25 1/2″ and two for the sides at 25 1/2″. The two ends can be measured after you attach the side boards, your measurement will be different as I used scrap barn wood.

How to make a planter box with Gorilla Glue Ryobi Airstrike and Barn wood

After I made all the cuts, I stained the bottom board. To assemble, I put a line of glue on the edges and used the staple gun to secure. The staples and glue are plenty to hold the box together.

Barn wood planter box - easy to make - great for any plants

Old barn wood - used to create a planter box for the table - centerpiece filled with old bottles and ferns

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Be sure to check out all the other do it yourself ideas:

Chevron Wood Easter Egg by Kim Six Fix

Fruit and Vegetable Bin by by Designs By Studio C

Wooden Swing Shelf by Domestically Speaking

Wooden Easter Eggs by Create And Babble

Repurposed Easter Cross by Prodigal Pieces

Planter Box Centerpiece by Refresh Restyle

Upcycled Drawer Front Planter by Confessions of A Serial DIY’er

Rustic 3 Panel Wall Decor by Designed Decor

Key West DIY Wood Planter Box by H2OBungalow

Baseball Bookends by Virginia Sweet Pea

Chair Back Bird Feeder by Interior Frugalista

Wood Slice Rolling Plant Stand by My Repurposed Life

Spring Power tool challenge lots of woodworking ideas



  1. I love it. It’s rustic and elegant at the same time.

  2. Beautiful! Makes me want to get mine back out of storage!

  3. Three things: 1. It looks great! 2. I make these all the time to sell–I sell them for $15 at the barn shows I do, and they fly out. 3. YOU DO NOT WANT TO LIVE ON A FARM unless you can pay someone to do all the work. You must trust me–I grew up on a farm. You probably just want to live out in the country in a farm-like setting. Farming is a ton of hard work. A farm-like setting is nice. Maybe just have two goats. And one peach tree.

  4. How I love Tool-Diva posts!
    I remember when I first started using tools
    And so clearly didn’t know what I was doing, lol!
    This has so much value!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Helen H

  5. LOVE this, Debbie! I want to live on that imaginary farm with all the barn wood too! 🙂

  6. Beautiful Debbie and I love that you can use it all year round too!

  7. Beautiful and it will be useful for decor in any season. I love the ferns in bottles that you are using in it now.

  8. Love the use of old barn wood for your planter box. The ferns in clear bottles are perfect for Spring!

  9. So beautiful! I love the rustic boards you used – a simply fabulous project!

  10. Perfect for so many things. Great tutorial too.

  11. You’ll have so many uses for this wood centerpiece! I love it with the greens and vintage looking bottles. So spring like!

  12. debbie, i adore this! the fern leaves in it are perfect!

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