DIY Modern Concrete Planter Box || How to Make with Limited Tools
This video shows how to make a DIY modern outdoor concrete planter with limited tools. I’m putting this raised bed concrete planter box on my deck. The planter box is a great outdoor project that can add a touch of color and plants or flowers to any deck, yard, or other outdoor setting. I designed this outdoor DIY concrete planter so it can be made with only a circular saw, drill, and sander (and of course the usual small things that are needed for mixing GFRC concrete and assembling a melamine form). A miter saw is nice, but not required. This DIY concrete planter box is going on my deck, and would also be a great addition to any patio, yard, garden, or outdoor space.
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— MORE PROJECT DETAILS —
For this raised bed concrete planter box, I made a melamine form with an inner and outer form, and used a GFRC concrete mix. I used PVC trim to create channels wrapping around 3 sides of the planter box. After pouring the concrete for the body of the planter, I came back and used red, orange, and yellow pigment in the GFRC mix to fill the channels with a gradient of pigmented concrete. I also made a cedar stand which raised the bed of the planter off the deck.
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Chris Salomone’s Modern Shelving Unit: https://youtu.be/aWoycQK9Msg
Rag n’ Bone Brown’s Cat Bed Cabinet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtpzaeimrGI
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Multivolt 36V Circular Saw: http://bit.ly/2Vmuz7T
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Multivolt 36V Hammer Drill: http://bit.ly/2ZuKsIw
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This video is sponsored by Hikoki Tools.
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Last update 2020-09-20. Price and product availability may change.