How to Build Window Boxes

Add some flowers to your view in five simple steps.

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Make a bright window brighter with this easy project.

Materials and Tools:

1-by-6-inch boards
primer
paint
wood screws
weed blocker
potting soil
flowers
glue
hammer
nails
cordless drill
nail gun
air compressor
chop saw
paintbrush
pencil
tape measure

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Steps:

1. Assemble the box by building a U-shaped trough with three 36-inch pieces of 1-by-6 boards.

2. Cut 1-by-6 end caps to 5½ inches and attach to the ends of the trough with glue and nails.

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3. Drill a few holes in the bottom of the planter to allow drainage. Line the planter with landscape cloth to keep the dirt from sifting out.

4. Attach the flower box to the house with screws.

5. Fill the box with planting soil and add flowers.

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