Gallery: HOW TO: Re-purpose An Old Window Into A Beautiful Planter


STEP 1: Measure your window

Measure the width of the window across the front from end to end and cut a piece of lumber using a hand saw to this length. A 1-by-4 piece of lumber works well, but you can use any size that you’d like. A deeper box allows for larger plants, but if you plan on using pots, you really only a need a lip to hold the pots in place.

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  1. David Danenfelzer June 20, 2013 at 10:47 am

    I do love this project, but please update it and let people know they should not be using MDF for the planter box. It will fall apart soon after getting wet and is a terrible product filled with toxic glues. A “green” treated lumber would last a lot longer and will weather nicely, as noted in the post.

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