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I don’t love to cook (luckily I’m married to a guy who loves to cook!), but I do love having fresh herbs on hand- so many dishes are made better with a little fresh dill or a garnish of basil or a few sprigs of rosemary.
I also like being able to bring said herbs into the house as the weather turns to fall. Knowing that, Adam built me a couple wooden planter boxes to house my herbs (I call them my ‘herb troughs’- haha).
And I love them!
I love their portability and I love the way they can function as a centerpiece, but my favorite thing about these planter boxes is the way he designed them to fit five individual pots. Since several of my original herb plants have already died, the sectioned off design allows me to replant that one pot without having to mess with the entire planter! LOVE!
I also love that he made them out of salvaged shiplap that he found in a local antique shop’s ‘remnant wood’ section (for $12!). Since he used nails he had on hand, he made two of these planters for around $6 each! And isn’t the farmhouse vibe great?
To make one-
Measure the pots you plan to encase and add a few inches to the length and a couple inches to the width.
Cut one piece of wood/shiplap as the base, two long pieces for the sides, and two short pieces for the endcaps.
Nail the four pieces together around the base (and into the base), securing the planter box.
Fill with pots of herbs.
Enjoy your summertime garden all fall!