Chevron Pattern Recycled Wood Planter Box

After we built the planter box in the previous post for Stephanie, Dez was jealous and she wanted something cool like that for her own garden.  So this is what she got and it’s by far one of our favorite DIY projects that we’ve done.  It was actually kinda tedious, but totally worth it.  After constructing the main box frame from cedar and redwood, the wood for the chevron patterns was mostly leftover pallet stock from various projects.  We also used some wood from an old bed frame a neighbor gave us and since we’re revamping our bridal show booth, we didn’t need the white trim molding from that anymore, so we cut it up and used it too.  We also hit up a couple pieces of wood with some color :)

Since this box is going to be the new temporary home for Dez’s avocado tree we wanted to put wheels on it so we could easily roll it around the backyard pavement.  It would be cool to build some complimentary outdoor furniture to go with this planter.  Hmmmmm………where’s the drawing board? :)


*UPDATE*  We have a couple new versions of our Recycled Wood Chevron Planter Box posted on our blog and you can see the long rectangular version here:  Recycled Wood Chevron Pattern Planter Box Version 2.  The dimensions of the box are 15″x45″x15″ and boxes this size can be purchased here.



Now that you’ve seen this, be sure to check out more updates on our personal blog, and on our Zelo Photography blog…and spread the word!  :)  Thanks so much!

Kristin @ The Hunted Interior - March 28, 2012 - 6:29 pm

This planter is fantastic! I too am a sucker for chevron

Megan - March 29, 2012 - 10:10 am

Do u sell these? Please consider if not- and let me know. They’re perfect.

Leah @ JustPluckingDaisies - April 4, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Do you have a shop where I could buy one of these? They’re gorgeous and my back deck NEEDS one…

Donna Johnston - April 13, 2012 - 8:07 pm

love this site lots of good suggestions for easy and workable ideas for the yard to make it looks nice but not permanant

Tessa - April 21, 2012 - 3:38 pm

Hi there,
Any chance you can share further step-by-step directions or plans? I have a stack of broken wooden garden chairs that I’m pretty sure are BEGGING to have a second life as one of these planters and I’d love to give it a try!

Dee - May 17, 2012 - 5:32 am

Hi there, my blog is a craft competition blog and this week’s challenge is Chevron so I am going to share this on my FB page. This is so great! You could link it up if you want to be apart of the competition. Every week is a new challenge, new guest judge. Come on by.

Here is the link!/thecsiproject

Ryan Lee - June 23, 2012 - 3:25 pm

How does one apply paint to get the effect of the blue, orange and yellow boards? Looks nice.

Jess Farris - July 3, 2012 - 4:18 pm

I love this project! I included it in last week’s Link Love Chevron Roundup on FaveCraftsBlog:

Paiko Hawaii - June 2, 2013 - 2:21 am

Love this tutorial! I like that these can be adapted to different sizes. Super cute!

Drummerlovin - July 12, 2013 - 8:06 am

Like EVERYONE that has posted:
LOVE this!

Do you have dimensions? There is a digging ban where we live right now, so my plants/trees must go in pots. This is PERFECT.

Thanks for your time, and posting your creative work.

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