Monogram Planter – DIY Project Instructions

Display your favorite spring plants or succulents in this DIY Monogram Planter. This fun take on a planter box makes the perfect gift for anyone special in your life! Or make one for yourself and set your Monogram Planter on your porch so all who walk by can admire your handmade work.


  • (1) 1″ x 4″ Hardwood Board
  • Wood Stain
  • Paint Brush for Stain
  • 1-5/8″ Wood Screws

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Follow These Steps:

  1. These plans are for an “H” shaped monogram planter but PLANTER can easily be customized for any letter.
    • a. TIP: Measure twice, cut once.
  2. Using a Bauer 20v HYPERMAX Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-1/2″ Circular Saw (Item 63634), cut a board of 1″ x 2″ hardwood using the following recommended measurements:
    • a. ( 2) 18″ pieces
    • b. (6) 4″ pieces
    • c. (4 ) 5-5/8″ pieces
  3. Once you have your pieces cut to lenth, use the Bauer 20v HYPERMAX Lithium-Ion Cordless 5″ Random Orbital Sander (Item 64943) to sand any rough edges.
  4. Using the Bauer 20v HYPERMAX Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2″ Drill/Driver (Item 56725), drill two pilot holes at each joint from the outer side of the wood. Secure with 1-5/8″ wood screws.
  5. Once the perimeter of your planter has been assembled, trace the outer edges on a sheet of plywood.
  6. Using a drill bit, drill pilot holes at each corner of your shape.
  7. To cut out the backboard for your planter, use the Bauer 20v HYPERMAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Jig Saw – Tool Only (Item 63630) and the Bauer T-Shank General Purpose Jigsaw Blade Assortment, 30 Pk. (Item 64071)
  8. Secure the backboard to the rear side of your planter using wood screws.
  9. Sand any rough edges.
  10. If desired, stain with your choice of wood stain after removing any sawdust from your wood.
  11. To plant, fill the bottom of your planter with pebbles and then soil before inserting flowers or succulents

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