This simple and elegant planter bench project is ideal for the porch, patio, or pool. Filled with plants and flowers, it will define a corner of the porch or patio with style.

Featuring all straight cuts and modular construction, the project allows the builder to decide what combination of planter boxes and connecting benches works best for their own space. Bills of material are included for individual boxes and benches, as well as for the combination pictured.

The planter bench as pictured is built from redwood for its beauty, strength, and durability, although other woods can be substituted if properly treated. The finished planter boxes measure about 20.5 inches square by 17 inches tall, and the benches measure 36 inches long by 15 inches wide.

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28 Responses to “Planter Bench”
  1. Ed O'Flaherty

    Had build a similar project years ago with discarded cedar deck boards the boss (AKA the wife) loved it. The project was expropriated by a son when he installed a pool in his own yard a few years ago. Time to make another.

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    • Customer Service

      Here is the link for the Planter Bench Plans:

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      • Customer Service

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  2. David and Lori Nimmons

    I CAN not wait to add this project to my list of completed tasks

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  3. w6jhb

    Nice looking bench/planter combo, but I question the use of nail to assemble it. Seems to me that the wild changes in weather & humidity from season to season would cause enough wood movement to make them come loose. Wouldn’t stainless screws be better here?

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  4. Norman E Parker

    I love WWGOA. It has made me better woodworker. Still a lot to learn and tools to get.

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  5. john robinson

    ods can be substituted if properly treated. The finished planter boxes measure about 20.5 inches square by 17 inches tall, and the benches measure 36 inches long by 15 inches wide.

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  6. John

    Plan will not download. Clicking on “download plan” puts it into continuous loop. Tried several different, all with the same results. This is my first download after signing up for Premium membership – hopefully its not a sign of things to come!

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    • Customer Service

      Hi John. We are sorry you are having trouble with downloading the plan. Please try hard refreshing the page or using a different browser. If you are still not able to download, please give our customer service team a call at 1-855-253-0822 and they can assist you.
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      Jean-WWGOA Video Membership

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    • Customer Service

      Hi Charles. This is designed such that you would cut the hole to match the exact diameter of your put so that the pot rests on the plywood platform. For structural integrity I would suggest making the hole a maximum size of 11″ diameter. Paul-WWGOA

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