How To Build a DIY Herb Planter

If you’ve ever dreamt of cultivating your own fresh herbs at home, you’re in for a treat. In this blog post, I’ll guide you through the exciting journey of building your very own DIY herb planter.

Finished herb planter.

I have always wanted a kitchen herb garden. Following a substantial kitchen renovation, I finally acquired the ideal counter space to bring this dream to life. Join me as I share the creative process of crafting a straightforward herb planter using minimal supplies!

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Step-By-Step Guide To Build A Herb Planter

Step One: Cut, Drill And Sand Boards To Size

Kicking off this project, I cut 4 boards to the correct lengths to form the planter. I chose to miter the ends for a more clean, professional look.

Mitering the edges of the planter.

Using a hole saw attachment, I skillfully crafted 8 holes for the pots. When using a hole saw attachment, ensure that you securely clamp your wood in place and grip the saw with both hands. The robust nature of oak hardwood has the potential to grasp onto the saw, posing a risk of it being forcefully pulled from your hands if not handled with care.

Subsequently, I utilized a combination of a palm sander and rotary tool to refine the holes and delicately sand every surface, ensuring a polished and well-finished result.

Step Two: Assemble The Herb Planter

To assemble the herb planter, I strategically placed my corner clamps to securely hold the two ends together. With a focus on durability and stability, I applied a generous amount of wood glue along the connecting surfaces. Utilizing a brad nailer, I carefully drove nails into the joined sections.

Nailing the planter together.

Step Three: Stain And Seal The Planter

Finally, I stained and sealed the wood, making sure to thoroughly seal it to safeguard against potential water penetration in the future. I really love the color of the wood in my kitchen, so I chose to match the satin and sealer that I used on my pantry doors.

Herb planter on the kitchen counter.

Now, that the herb planter was finished it was time to add a pop of color with some pretty coral pots! I absolutely love how this project turned out. The herb planter has a fun pop of color while still looking clean and modern!

Herb planter finished.

**Note: I am not a professional and do not claim to be an expert. Please be sure to always read instructions for all tools and products. Safety is very important and should be your top priority. Wear necessary protection when using tools (eye wear, hearing protection, gloves, etc.) and dust masks when sanding or cutting. Simply Aligned Home is not responsible for any injury or damage. All of my designs are not professionally designed and are for private use only.**

Materials Used

  • Coral Pots
  • Red Oak Boards
  • Wood Glue
  • Brad Nails
  • Water Based Polyurethane

Tools Used

Pinterest Pin of Herb Planter.