DIY Plywood Fence Planter – Kezzabeth

*This DIY is part of a previous project, sponsored by SKIL Power Tools UK. This post also contains affiliate links.

About a week ago I shared a little project I had made for the garden – a DIY garden mirror. Well, you may have noticed it was framed either side with some little planters? Yep, those were DIYs too! And they were made using the exact same materials as the mirror, which I had leftover. I thought sharing both tutorials in one post might be a bit overkill, so this blog post will be all about how I built these DIY plywood fence planter.

DIY Hanging Fence Planters

The idea behind the planters was to add a bit more greenery to an otherwise dull fence. We’ve replaced the fences around the rest of the garden with slat pallet fencing, but I wanted to do something a bit different for this bit, which sits directly area the pallet seating. I think it works really well with the mirror and will hopefully only look better in time once the shrubs have grown in a bit more and become a kind of living plant wall!

If you like this alternative DIY plywood fence planter, then keep reading as I’m sharing a full tutorial on how they’re made. Oh and there’s a video tutorial at the end too – in case reading isn’t your thing.

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How to Make a DIY Plywood Fence Planter

You Will Need:



Safety Gear

  • Ear Defenders
  • Goggles
  • Dust Mask

Step 1 – Measure and Plan

Sounds fairly straightforward, doesn’t it? You can make your planters as big or as small as you want, however, since I’ve designed mine to fit either side of the DIY garden mirror, I needed to measure the gap to determine how long they needed to be.

I also decided to match the planters in height to the pallet fencing (which you can see on the right) and as I didn’t want the planters to stick out too much, I tried to keep them as narrow as possible.

So with all this in mind, these are the measurements I decided to go for:

DIY Plywood Planter Plans

Step 2 – Cut Your Plywood to Size

Once you’ve decided on your measurements, you can start cutting! You’ll want to lay your plywood sheet out on a suitable work area and mark up the cuts you need to make. I used a SKIL circular saw for cutting the plywood, which glided through it like butter.


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