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


STEP 5: Add a support brace

Cut a piece of lumber to the measurement that you made in the first step. This piece will act as a brace for the bottom, so look for a 1-by-1 or a 1-by-2 piece of lumber. Insert the piece into the center of the frame at the bottom. With the piece flush with the bottom of the box, insert screws in both sides to secure.

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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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