Window boxes will bring a splash of color to the front of your home. Plant perky pansies or cascading flowers such as petunias. You can even use the boxes to grow herbs.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine
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Make This Window Box
You can’t beat the look of a real wood window box on a home. Wood takes paint well, so you can tailor the box’s color scheme to complement your house. But ordinary wooden boxes rot out in just a few years, and plastic window boxes won’t rot but don’t look as nice as the traditional wood box. Here we’ll show you how to make a window box that is wood and rot-resistant.
This window box design incorporates the best of both materials. Follow the steps below for how to make a window box yourself.
Buy a plastic window box at a home or garden center.
Construct a cedar frame around it. Size the frame so the lip of the plastic window box rests on the wood. There’s no need for a bottom.
Cut the front side of each end piece at a 5-degree angle, then screw together the frame with 2-in. deck screws.
Attach the box to the house with a pair of L-brackets, and you’re ready to get growing.