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PLANT CONTAINER
sa   CONTAINER GARDENING
sa   HANGING PLANTER
sa   PLANT CONTAINER -- CERAMIC
sa   PLANT CONTAINER -- CONCRETE
sa   PLANT CONTAINER -- HYPERTUFA
sa   PLANT CONTAINER -- PLASTIC
sa   PLANT CONTAINER -- WOODEN
sa   PLANT CONTAINER COVER & SURROUND
sa   PLANT CONTAINER DECORATION & PAINTING
sa   SOIL BLOCK
sa   WINDOW BOX
x   FLOWERPOT
x   PLANTER BOX
xx   CONTAINER GARDENING
xx   PLANT

Small wall-hung planter, 8"x3" on a plaque with a small display shelf above the planter.
AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 24

Tip shows how to make a box of cedar and hardboard for the floor that plants can be set in and watered without damaging the floor.
APARTMENT LIFE Apr 1978 (v.10#4) pg. 47

How to build a four level planter from rough-sawn cedar for growing herbs and vegetables indoors or outdoors.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1978 (v.10#6) pg. 70

Rolling garden box is 75" high, 72" long and 17" deep with a shelf across the bottom for potted plants, a waist-high planter box, and a lattice across the top for hanging plants.
APARTMENT LIFE Jun 1978 (v.10#6) pg. 72

Redwood planter box is 23" square and decorated with finials at the corners.
APARTMENT LIFE Aug 1980 (v.12#8) pg. 35

Photo shows planter box made from a four-piece package of wall cork. Est. cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 20

Photo shows L-shaped redwood planter box made from 2x10s, 4x4s and 2x8s. Est. cost: $75.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 38

Photo shows a three-part planter, each unit of which is 18"x36"x8" deep. When filled with crushed rock, this becomes a bed for potted plants. Est. cost: $26.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 59

Photo shows 6 ft. long planter built from rough sawn cedar. Recessed area is metal lined. Half of top surface is faced with ceramic tile. Est. cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 62

Photo shows fence screen with recessed planter boxes. Est. cost (for a unit 24 ft. long and 66" high): $95.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 50

Photo shows how to build two contemporary planters from redwood. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 76

Photo shows cedar box planter made from 1/2" rough-sawn cedar plywood with 2x2 trim. Est. cost: $17.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 40

Photo shows how to build a portable planter that uses a creeper (castered platform for working under cars) as the base. Box is built from 3/4" plywood. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 48

Photo shows how to make covers for plant pots from cardboard paint buckets with cotton clothesline patterns glued on the surface. Bucket is gessoed and spray painted. Est. cost: $2.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 66

Photo shows how to make planters from flue tiles. Est. cost for 3: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 73

Photo shows a simple planter designed to be bolted to the edge of a deck. Planter is an open frame of 2x6s designed to hold plants in 12" clay pots. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 29

Photos shows how to make a trio of lath cubes to be used as planters, seats or storage cubes. Sides are made from 3/4" plywood covered with rough lath at 45 degree angle. Tops are painted plywood. Est. cost for 3: $30.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 32

Photo shows how to make a step to ease the transition from patio to house in front of a slidng glass door. Planters are built to sit at each end of the step. Redwood 2x4s and 2x6s are used to contruct step and planters. Est. cost: $47.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 33

Photo shows how to build a 15" cube of plywood with a circular hole in the top for a planter base for a large plant. Est. cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 45

Photos shows how little drawers from old sewing machines can be mounted on the wall as planters or recipe files.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 54

Photo shows how to create a deck garden with a cluster of planter boxes stacked at various levels in the corner of the deck.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1975 (v.53#6) pg. 51

Photo shows how to make a trio of wall-mounted planters from 10-ft. of 5" copper gutter material cut into three sections. Est. cost: $34.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 46

Photo shows a cube patio planter that is 14" square. Side panels of asbestos siding are covered with strips of redwood molding. Est. cost: $8.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 64

Three indoor mini-gardens you can build. Planter-like boxes will hold several pots and arbor-like framework will support hanging plants.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1976 (v.54#1) pg. 54

Three-level planter box is built around the base of a tree.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1976 (v.54#3) pg. 136

Photo shows how to make planter containers from sewer drainpipes covered with gesso, textured and painted. Est. cost: $26.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 60

Photo shows how to apply scraps of cracked china dishes (as if they were tiles) to cover a large clay pot. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 63

Photo shows redwood indoor/outdoor bench with a built-in planter. Base is plywood with redwood 1x4s for the slat top and stretchers. BH&G Project Plan available. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 80

Photo shows cluster of redwood planters 2x2-ft. and 2x3-ft. that are built to varying heights. Est. cost for 4: $42.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 81

Photo and sketch show how to build a combination deck bench and planter that is set at the base of a slope.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1977 (v.55#6) pg. 104

Photo shows how to make a rectangular pine planter from 1x6s with 2x2 legs. Planter is 18" square and stands 8" high. Est. cost: $7.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 85

Tip on how to make a plant basket from 13 large paint paddles, a plywood circle and scraps of yarn or twine. Est. cost: $8.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 115, 112

How to paint Delft designs on flower crocks. Patterns for Delft designs and instructions included.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 93, 166, 198

How to make bargello planters. Charted patterns for an octagon, a cylinder and a cube shaped planter included. Stitches are worked with Swistraw.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1977 (v.55#12) pg. 102, 193

Sketch shows how to build planter boxes to hold potted plants at various levels.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1978 (v.56#6) pg. 121

Planter box is made of random length boards nailed to a 10" high redwood liner. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 77

2-ft. square, 10" deep redwood boxes with tiles on each side are hung, one above another, from ropes. Est. cost: $32.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1978 (v.56#7) pg. 77

Rustic planter, designed to fit under windows, is built from rough-sawn 2x12s and plywood. Unit has a simple cabinet in one corner, that can incorporate a sink and a long, deep planter box with space for planted pots.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1978 (v.56#11) pg. 82

Wooden boxes to build from plywood for outdoor storage. Can be used as planters or stacked for storage cubes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. 104

Things you can make for the outdoors from concrete flue liners. Includes a bench, a table base, garden canisters and planters.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. 105

Tip: Portable bucket planters are made from galvanized mop buckets on casters. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 56

Tip: Triangular wooden trough planter. Estimated cost: $39.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 60

Tip: Patio coffee table planter is built from 1x2's. Base is a 16" clay pot. Estimated cost: $37.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 62

Tip: Slate and pine planter. Estimated cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 90

Coiled fabric flower pots.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1980 (v.58#9) pg. 100, 171

Hexagonal planter is made of 2"x4"x6" wooden blocks stacked in seven layers on a plywood base. Estimated cost: $24.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 30

Ladybug planter. Ladybug and leaf motifs decorate this 9" square planter that stands 18" high. A false bottom halfway down supports the pot. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1982 (v.60#7) pg. 91, 143

Rolling plant rack. Photo shows a wooden rack made of 2x2s and mounted on casters. Use to move large potted plants. Est. cost: $19.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 70

Turret planter. The 4 sides of this simple planter slip together with ease. Use to camouflage a clay pot, or add a bottom and use for a planter box. Overall size: 12"x12"x12". Made from plywood. Est. cost: $11.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 39, 58

Roll-around caddy for large potted plants. A plywood box with lattice inserts on the sides.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1984 (v.62#9) pg. 99

Make two 21" square planters from plywood trimmed with 2x2's. Est. cost: $60.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 114, 178

Make a 30"x9"x24" deco fern planter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 121, 200

Outdoor living. SPECIAL SECTION illustrates "super" new projects for yard, deck, porch and patio. Partial instructions included for (1) Cabana with lattice walls, (2) Jungle gym and swing unit, (3) Combination bench and planter, and (4) Outdoor lantern built of wood and glass.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1985 (v.63#6) pg. 37

Wooden platform with attached ladder-style trellis provides a base for a potted, vining house plant. Est. cost: $21.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1986 (v.64#3) pg. 73, 153

Garden-on-wheels planter is made from rough-sawn cedar with five stepped boxes that rise to waist height. A bar across the top provides a place for hanging pots. A roll of shade cloth, stored behind the planter on its own rod, can be pulled over young seedlings to protect them from full sun. Photos show step-by-step construction.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS May 1986 (v.64#5) pg. 62

Redwood bench and raised planting bed.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1986 (v.64#6) pg. 104, 173

Table-top peddler's flowercart is made from wood and painted in a folk-art design. Finished cart will hold four small pots of flowers.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1986 (v.64#9) pg. 40, 53

Planter/bench. A 3x3-ft planter box, 18" high, serves as one end of a bench that is supported by 4x4 posts down its midline. The post on the other end of the bench has a mitred decorative top.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1987 (v.65#6) pg. 43, 135

Painted flowerpots in comb-painted, sponge-painted, and splatter-painted finishes. Est. cost: $6.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1988 (v.66#7) pg. 38, 44

Clay flowerpots are wrapped with sisal rope. Est. cost: $12 for three.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 22, 32

Regular flowerpot attached to a circular plywood base is covered with twigs.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Nov 1989 (v.67#11) pg. 134, 138

Living alfresco. Easy-to-make items for outdoor leisure. (1) Appliques and shell corner-weights to decorate a plain, purchased tablecloth. (2) Tie-on hammock cover. (3) Terry-cloth pillows with rickrack edging. (3) Hanging buckets, with painted bottoms, hold potted flowers. (4) Galvanized tub, painted in stripes, for use as a planter. (5) Flower box built from lumber and plywood fits the seat of an old outdoor chair. (6) Zippered pillows to soften outdoor seating.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1999 (v.77#7) pg. 171

Gourds made gorgeous. How to plant, harvest and dry gourds and turn them into a bird feeder or planter.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1999 (v.77#12) pg. 172

Old decoys can be used for bookends or planters.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1964 (v.54#8) pg. 46

Patio garden box is 36" long, 7" wide and 11" high with a drainage bottom.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1978 (v.68#2) pg. 51

Build a simple planter box from Pine. Overall dimensions 36" long, 30" tall, 11" wide.
BOYS' LIFE Nov 1984 (v.74#11) pg. 66

Three tiered planter. Roll around planter stands over 5 ft. tall and 30" wide. Built of plywood, pine, and laminate. Est. cost: $90.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1980 (v.3#4) pg. 49

Three planters. (1) Sturdy exterior planter built from leftover lumber. (2) Indoor planter on casters complete with mirror and its own light source. (3) Hanging window planter for small potted plants.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1981 (v.4#8) pg. 23

(1) Staircase planter mounts to wall and holds 3 flower pots. (2) Hanging planter box has wooden bottom and ends and acrylic sides.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1981 (v.4#11) pg. 25

Indoor planter is made from wood and mounted on casters. Line the box with plastic before adding soil.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1982 (v.6#3) pg. 34

Wheelbarrow made from plywood can be used either as a planter or a child's toy.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1983 (v.6#8) pg. 26

Wooden (11"x11") wastebasket or planter features frame-and-panel sides and a "colonial" styling.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 22

Build uniquely shaped (twisted) garden planters from 2x4's.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1985 (v.8#8) pg. 46

Simple outdoor bench built from 2x4's is supported by two square planter boxes built from 4x4's.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1985 (v.8#9) pg. 18, 25

Wooden planter, 7" square, has fretwork cutouts in the front, backed by white Masonite.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1986 (v.9#6) pg. 48

Two sizes of garden benches (50" and 33" long) and two planters form a corner arrangement. Bench and planter sides are covered with tongue-and-groove siding. Slatted bench tops are made from 1x4s.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 42

Planter-trellis combination.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1986 (v.9#10) pg. 29

Large, square, outdoor planters made from wood. Six different designs for side panels are illustrated.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1989 (v.12#10) pg. 32

A guide for the beginner in working with stained glass. Includes patterns for 2 pictures, a planter, and a candle holder.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #77 Oct 1980 (v.7#5) pg. 40

Country planter. Decorate a plastic bucket with washable shelving paper to make a portable planter.
CREATIVE CRAFTS & MINIATURES #93 Jun 1983 (v.8#9) pg. 51

Tips on growing indoor plants. How to make six different decorative planters from clay pots.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Feb 1974 (v.4#4) pg. 26

How to paint clay flower pots with Mexican-inspired designs.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1974 (v.4#5) pg. 52

How to create unique planters using Art Metal and Rub N' Buff antiquing compound.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1974 (v.4#6) pg. 28

How to make a pottery planter using slab pottery techniques.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Apr 1974 (v.4#6) pg. 50

How to decorate clay pots with Patchwork.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1974 (v.4#8) pg. 14

Planters you can make from papier-mache and empty cardboard containers.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1974 (v.4#9) pg. 38

How to decorate plastic flower pots with acrylics, fabric and trims. Instructions for four designs included.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1975 (v.5#8) pg. 24

How to make a ceramic planter in the shape of a human face.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS May 1977 (v.8#4) pg. 73

How to make a Doodle Pot, a clay flower pot with designs drawn on free-hand.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1977 (v.8#6) pg. 12A

How to weave plant baskets on a cardboard frame.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1977 (v.8#6) pg. 60

How to stencil designs on clay pots.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jun 1978 (v.9#5) pg. 23

Painted and covered plant containers. (1) How to paint a clay pot, and (2) crochet a pot cover.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1978 (v.9#7) pg. 28

How to make a decorative plant pot by covering a tin can with half round wood molding.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Dec 1978 (v.9#10) pg. 62

Single and two-tiered planters to make from jute and wooden squares.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 83

Bread dough flower pots and candleholders.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Oct 1979 (v.10#8) pg. 34

How to print white ceramic tiles using transfer sheets. Instructions for making a planter or a trivet.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Mar 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 71

How to use squash, melon and pumpkin seeds, postacio shells and split peas to decorate pots.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jan 9 1978 (v.91#1) pg. 64

Thirty-five containers from ordinary tins and boxes. A variety of planters are made by covering cans with beads, cardboard, tiles, and cork and by piercing and painting metal buckets.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1978 (v.91#6) pg. 108, 206

Ropecraft projects made from 1/4" manilla rope and hot melt glue include a plant pot and a bottle vase.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 10 1978 (v.91#8) pg. 42

How to make a planter from hand-painted ceramic tiles.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 10 1978 (v.91#8) pg. 89, 168

Sixteen ways to decorate plant pots and hanging baskets. Includes instructions for crocheted covers, stenciling, decoupage and painted trims.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 20 1978 (v.91#13) pg. 128, 220

How to decorate ordinary clay pots with latex tub caulk or gesso.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 24 1979 (v.92#6) pg. 107, 145

Thirteen projects to spruce up your yard. Includes a variety of planters, movable fencing, privacy screens and walkways.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jun 26 1979 (v.92#9) pg. 82

One-stitch multicolor crochet. Instructions for making a circular 5-ft. diameter rug, round placemats and matching napkin rings, and plant baskets.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 9 1979 (v.92#14) pg. 16, 66

Nineteen things you can make from coffee cans. Includes an assortment of plant stands, planters and hanging planters.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 9 1979 (v.92#14) pg. 108, 158

Four styles of lattice design planter boxes.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1979 (v.92#15) pg. 94, 150

Tips on fourteen simple planters to make.
FAMILY CIRCLE Mar 11 1980 (v.93#4) pg. 64

Crochet a plant pot sleeve using only single crochet.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 7 1980 (v.93#14) pg. 101, 136

Setting-hen flower pot cover.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 60, 105

Pine planter is 21" long, window sill height, and has openings for three pots. Lower shelf holds watering can, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 64, 115

Tip: Make outdoor planters from old tires.
FAMILY CIRCLE May 19 1981 (v.94#7) pg. 97

The country look. An egg basket, bread basket, and planters are sewn from long tubes of batting-stuffed calico.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 21 1981 (v.94#10) pg. 71, 130

Crocheted covers for planters and pots. Two styles shown.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 99, 161

Photos of 16 imaginative planters. Plans must be ordered.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 20 1982 (v.95#10) pg. 73

Miniature wooden garden cart is filled with cactus or other plants. Est. cost: $10.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 93, 117

Small planters done on plastic canvas with needlepoint. (1) Checkerboard pattern box can also be used as bookends. (2) Baby shoe style. (3) Ruffle-topped white basket. Est. cost: $5 each.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 104, 156, 157

Crocheted flower pot cover looks like a giant strawberry. Est. cost: $4.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 104, 157

Planter box for indoor herb garden looks like a painted picket fence. Est. cost: $8.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 104, 158

Stenciled fruit bowl and planter resemble fine hand-painted china, but they're really ordinary terra cotta pots.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jul 12 1983 (v.96#10) pg. 115, 184

Trellis table planter is built "Lincoln-log" style from 1"x1"x8" stock. Accommodates 3 potted plants.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 25 1983 (v.96#15) pg. 120, 163

Portable planter box made from two small cutting boards, some pine and a dowel.
FAMILY CIRCLE Aug 21 1984 (v.97#12) pg. 107

Herb planter designed to hang on the wall next to your kitchen window. Est. cost: $5.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 113, 182

Portable windowsill planter is made from wood and dowels to surround four flower pots. Est. cost: $3.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 23 1984 (v.97#15) pg. 113, 180

Early American lottery box also serves as planter box.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 22

Movable redwood box planters.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #86 Jun 1965 (v.15#3) pg. 42

Beautify your backyard with masonry and concrete projects. Part 2. (1) Making a garden pool and waterfall. (2) Building a brick planter and garden light. (3) Building a stone wall planter/seat. (4) Laying decorative brick edgings.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #127 Jun 1971 (v.21#5) pg. 37

How to build your own brick planter. Tools and construction steps detailed. Also included is a diagram of a mortar laying guide tool that can be made from wood strips.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #155 Aug 1974 (v.24#6) pg. 36

Planter for entry or deck is 3-ft. square and 17" deep. Battens of 2x2s face all four sides.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #187 Feb 1978 (v.28#2) pg. 35

Tabletop wishing well plant container.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #194 Nov-Dec 1978 (v.28#9) pg. 52, 86

A look at projects you can make from Sonotubes (the large tubes used by contractors to pour concrete columns and footing). Sketches show how to make a tube bed for a child, chairs, footstools and planters, a desk and bookshelf unit, a clothes closet and a glass topped coffee table.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #201 Sep 1979 (v.29#7) pg. 115

Pedestal redwood planter and planter box with trim cap.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 20

"Log-cabin" style planter built from lumber and dowels.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 56

Landscaping with a box. How to build and use various size planter boxes and pot holder boxes to decorate your porches, decks, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #219 May-Jun 1981 (v.31#5) pg. 33

A bucket-shaped redwood planter for a potted plant.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 86

Pine planter trays are useful for growing sprouts, starting seedlings, mixing potting soil, etc. Stack them up during the winter to store vegetables and fruits. Est. cost: under $25.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 81, 87

Tip: Length of PVC drainage pipe installed in plant containers that have no drainage holes provides a way to drain off excess water.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 6

Gardening on a crowded lot. Planting boxes, 17" deep, and 6-ft.-tall trellises help create the maximum amount of garden without wasting space. Insert shows how boxes, trellis and a watering wand can be constructed.
FINE GARDENING #1 May-Jun 1988 pg. 61
Correction FINE GARDENING #3 Sep-Oct 1988 pg. 4

Tip: Grow more houseplants in a limited area by stacking a trio of 12" pots. Diagram shows how gravel core is used for support.
FINE GARDENING #5 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 6

Tips: How to remove crusty white deposits from terra-cotta pots.
FINE GARDENING #9 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 10

Making hypertufa planters from cement, sand and peat moss. These planters resemble old stone sinks and livestock troughs. Also includes information on growing alpine plants and herbs in these containers.
FINE GARDENING #9 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 24
Added Info FINE GARDENING #10 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #11 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 4
Added Info FINE GARDENING #12 Mar-Apr 1990 pg. 6

Tip on making spacer rings from plywood so that water can be left standing in pot saucers without harming the roots of the plant.
FINE GARDENING #41 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 10
Added Info FINE GARDENING #45 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 6 (Simpler alternative)

Newspaper suggested to protect the soil in potted plants from excessive heat.
FINE GARDENING #53 Jan-Feb 1997 pg. 8

Tip recommends lining plant pots with coffee filters.
FINE GARDENING #54 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 12
Added Info FINE GARDENING #58 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 6

Lots of pots. Advice on what to look for when purchasing plant containers.
FINE GARDENING #55 May-Jun 1997 pg. 70

Tips on recycling old housewares for use as planters.
FINE GARDENING #70 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 76

Save money on pots. How to use inexpensive plastic paint buckets as flower pots.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1983 (v.27#2) pg. 40

Make your own "hypertufa" containers for a dish garden by using peat moss, vermiculite and portland cement.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1985 (v.29#2) pg. 58

Double potting for potted plants. May be used indoors or outdoors, where temperatures are hot and dry.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1985 (v.29#3) pg. 10

How to make and plant a wall-hung planter.
FLOWER & GARDEN Apr-May 1987 (v.31#3) pg. 28

Roll-away patio garden. Planter (3x4-ft.) has a bottom of pegboard for drainage. Casters are installed on each corner.
FLOWER & GARDEN Feb-Mar 1988 (v.32#2) pg. 46

Choosing and using the right plant container.
FLOWER & GARDEN Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.35#6) pg. 17

Simple wooden platform lifts outdoor flowerpots so excess water drains away.
FLOWER & GARDEN Aug-Sep 1994 (v.38#4) pg. 24

Tip tells how to use a planter to surround a standing water spigot to make it more attractive.
GARDEN GATE #28 Aug 1999 pg. 4

Child size wheelbarrow has sides shaped like a rabbit. Adapted from a Victorian pattern. May also be used as a plant container.
HANDMADE #11 Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 101, 64

Make your own barrel planters. Thirteen staves and the bottom are cut from redwood. Barrel is held together with metal straps.
HANDY ANDY Apr 1979 (v.3#7) pg. 8

Make your own clay flower pots.
HANDY ANDY Mar 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 58

Mobile planters are attractive, easy to build and easy to relocate.
HARROWSMITH #50 Aug-Sep 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 53

Box gardens. Making pots for outdoor plants from plastic, clay, metal, wood, and concrete.
HARROWSMITH #78 Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#6) pg. 97

Outdoor planter box of wood.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 36

Patio planter.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 80

Redwood modular design.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1965 (v.34#1) pg. 29

Five whimsical indoor planters. (1) Stenciled seed box that holds three 6" diameter pots. (2) Decoy planter. (3) Oak tree with three shelves in the "leafy" top for potted plants. (4) Pine watering can with compartments for a pot and for small gardening tools. (5) Tulip-and-picket fence" box that holds an 18" metal planter.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 64

Plywood plant carrier that makes moving large potted plants easier.
HOME MECHANIX #681 Jan 1985 (v.81) pg. 72

In-deck planter for decks that are 18" or less above grade. Plants grow in the soil beneath the deck.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 54

Planter boxes for dwarf fruit trees are built from 2x4s with a 1x6 cap.
HOME MECHANIX #683 Mar 1985 (v.81) pg. 54

Custom-fitted wire mesh protects indoor potted plants from digging by cats or dogs.
HOME MECHANIX #738 Oct 1989 (v.85) pg. 37

Creating a plant ledge that caps off an enclosed interior space (36"x72") in a larger area with exposed beams and rafters. The plant ledge is lined with copper and includes a drain and irrigation system for watering the plants.
HOME MECHANIX #801 Dec 1995-Jan 1996 (v.91) pg. 79

Indoor tree. Tips on a dozen tree-like plants that will flourish in medium or artifical light, plus suggestions for distinctive plant boxes.
HOMEOWNER Oct 1984 (v.9#8) pg. 46

Yard perks. Do-it-yourself accessories for making your yard better looking and better living. Includes benches, planters, arbors, trellis, gazebo, pergola, fences, etc.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1987 (v.12#5) pg. 31

Sketch shows how to make a self-watering planter that replaces the porcelain top on a toilet tank. Wooden frame holds flower pots, and wicks extend into the tank from the bottom of each pot for watering.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 31

Simple, inexpensive way to build planters. Three variations of durable outdoor planting containers shown. All start with a basic four-piece wooden box. Photos show details of construction steps. Est. cost per box: $6.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 58

How to build a free-form deck that includes a fountain-pool, unique planter benches, and a light-and-sound post.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 44

Simple box container you can build for growing vegetables in planters.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 64

Mobile planter to build from pine, fir or redwood. Large enough to hold a dwarf tree.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1979 (v.4#5) pg. 63

Build a simple rustic planter from redwood with a circular tile in the center for a raised planting.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 40

How to invert an old tire for use as a planter or miniature raised garden bed.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1980 (v.5#4) pg. 9

Tip: Repair a cracked flower pot by wrapping it with sisal twine.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO May-Jun 1981 (v.6#3) pg. 13

Tip: Use fiberglass insulation and window screen in bottom of flower pots to keep dirt from seeping out.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 14

Easy-root-care planter. Wooden planter with a removable base allows the roots of potted shrubs to be easily trimmed to avoid becoming "root bound".
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1983 (v.8#2) pg. 47

Hose clamps recommended as feet for containers of plants.
KITCHEN GARDEN #18 Dec 1998-Jan 1999 pg. 18

How to use large shards of terra-cotta pots to protect new plantings.
KITCHEN GARDENER #21 Jun-Jul 1999 pg. 7

Garden bed in a bag. Plastic bag of composted cow manure with top cut off is set amongst foliage and used as a planter.
KITCHEN GARDENER #23 Oct-Nov 1999 pg. 6

Gingham bird plant pot holder.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Summer 1980 (v.25#2) pg. 74, 114

Machine quilted satin Swan Planter.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jan-Feb 1981 (v.26#1) pg. 73, 153

Small quilted planter boxes are made from muslin and cardboard. They feature leaf patterns machine-stitched on sides.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1982 (v.27#3) pg. 71

Planter is shaped like a baby carriage. Made from plastic canvas and yarn.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1983 (v.28#3) pg. 45, 82

Tips on two ways to dress up flower pots: stenciled designs and a fabric slipcover.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Jun 1987 (v.32#3) pg. 47

Octagon-shaped redwood bucket with brass pull trim and casters.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #453 Feb 1966 (v.62) pg. 108

Build a beautiful redwood planter. Pentagon shaped unit stands 14" tall and is tapered from top to bottom. Built of 2x6 redwood (8 linear feet) and 1x8 redwood (20 linear feet).
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #555 Aug 1974 (v.70) pg. 64

The wonders of redwood. A look at the unique features of redwood for many shop projects. Description of redwood grading. Includes plans for a redwood planter.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #560 Jan 1975 (v.71) pg. 32

Stone walls you can make. How to lay up retaining walls using either the wet or dry mortar method. Also shows how to cast a planter box from concrete.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #567 Aug 1975 (v.71) pg. 64

How to build a wall-hung planter with a framed mirror back. Planter is 11" wide, 9" deep and 24" long.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #593 Oct 1977 (v.73) pg. 90D

A potpourri of backyard benches, pots, and planters. Made from exterior plywood and treated lumber.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #623 Apr 1980 (v.76) pg. 56

Freestanding planter and storage box for outdoor use.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #638 Jul 1981 (v.77) pg. 80K

Outdoor planter box made from wood has built-in casters to facilitate moving.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #638 Jul 1981 (v.77) pg. 80P

Build a super-simple wooden planter from exterior plywood and 2x2 lumber. Unit measures 3-ft. square and 18" high.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66H

A multi-level, S-shaped brick and stone planter and retaining wall.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #661 Jun 1983 (v.79) pg. 48

How to make tin lanterns and plant pots from tin cans. Open designs are burned out with an acetylene torch.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #56 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 162

How to turn an old battered boat into a planter.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #62 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 78

Tip: Use recycled washing machine tubs as outdoor planters.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #70 Jul-Aug 1981 pg. 116

Concrete alchemy. How to get started in the business of casting and selling small concrete planters.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #75 May-Jun 1982 pg. 138

Pattern for a wooden flower pot or planter in the shape of a high-top shoe.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW Summer-Fall 1980 (v.11#2) pg. 15

Crochet a "duck" flowerpot caddy.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY Mar-Apr 1985 (v.8#2) pg. 15, 38, 49

Make a needlepoint "windmill" design plant holder.
NEEDLECRAFT FOR TODAY May-Jun 1985 (v.8#3) pg. 17, 47

Tip: Convert tree stumps into planter boxes by hollowing them out.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1981 (v.28#3) pg. 25

Patio pot holders. Show off your plants in these easy-to-build containers consisting of simple plywood boxes with decorative exteriors and casters.
ORGANIC GARDENING Apr 1983 (v.30#4) pg. 108

Clean clay flower pots with vinegar.
ORGANIC GARDENING Jan 1985 (v.32#1) pg. 22

Portable redwood container on casters is an 8 cu.ft. box designed to hold a dwarf fruit tree. Insert explains how to train a container shrub.
ORGANIC GARDENING May 1988 (v.35#5) pg. 76

Tip explains how to make a self-watering flat for use with soil blocks, peat pots, etc.
ORGANIC GARDENING Mar 1994 (v.41#3) pg. 103

Make simple Christmas gifts using photographic snapshots. Includes greeting cards, photo memory box, photo montage table, photo planter, photo memo pad and photo place mat.
PHOTOGRAPHIC Dec 1978 (v.7#8) pg. 65

Outdoor planter and barbecue grill unit.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1963 (v.120#1) pg. 121

Make a planter from bleach or detergent bottle.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1963 (v.120#2) pg. 146

Brick planter made without mortar.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1963 (v.120#4) pg. 149

Square redwood planter box for large plants.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1965 (v.124#1) pg. 127

Log planter box carved out with a chain saw.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1966 (v.125#4) pg. 150

Wooden form in which to cast concrete planter boxes 12" square at base and 16" square at top.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1966 (v.126#3) pg. 114

Decorative bathroom planter, using plastic plants, replaces toilet tank cover.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1967 (v.128#2) pg. 135

Simple rustic planter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1968 (v.130#5) pg. 146

Early-American clock planter includes shelf for alarm clock and trough at the bottom to hold a plant.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1969 (v.132#2) pg. 162

Wheelbarrow planter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1970 (v.133#6) pg. 135

Early American mini-shelf is a wall-hung unit with small storage cabinet, decorative picture door and small planter box.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1972 (v.137#3) pg. 138

Two planters made by cutting one whiskey barrel in half. Est. cost: $19.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1972 (v.137#4) pg. 132

Two styles of large outdoor planter boxes built from tongue and groove redwood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1972 (v.138#2) pg. 75

Outdoor planter is built into a niche in a privacy fence.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1972 (v.138#2) pg. 76

Five projects you can make for your home or yard. Includes a strawberry barrel.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1973 (v.139#5) pg. 88

Interesting planter box is made of plywood and decorated by gluing dominos all over the outside.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1974 (v.142#2) pg. 176

Four styles of wooden planter boxes for your patio. Three are basically box designs, with various decorative treatments. The fourth is an octagon-shaped planter on casters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1975 (v.144#2) pg. 90

Five easy planters and benches for your deck.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1976 (v.145#4) pg. 135

Enclose a wall-hung sink with a planter box on either side.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1976 (v.145#5) pg. 106

Twelve great planters or pot holders you can build. Most construction is from wood.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1978 (v.149#5) pg. 132

Four projects to build for a family room that are attractive and easy to maintain. (1) Plywood planter boxes. (2) Painted wall shelf. (3) Cushioned corner lounge. (4) A checkerboard floor graphic.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1979 (v.151#2) pg. 132

How to reap a rich food harvest from small garden plots. (1) 100 sq.ft. raised garden. (2) Tomato tower. (3) Freestanding trellis. (4) Dowel trellis. (5) String trellis. (6) Planter boxes.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1980 (v.153#3) pg. 157

Three planter boxes. (1) Trellis planter for vines. (2) Hanging cage planter. (3) Large-capacity floor planter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1980 (v.154#2) pg. 88

Four planters you can build. Three are made of redwood. The 4th is a roll-around base to be used beneath a heavy indoor house plant.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1981 (v.155#3) pg. 132

Flower box is made from a length of aluminum rain gutter with gutter caps at the ends.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1983 (v.159#6) pg. 105

Six outdoor classics in redwood. (1) Barbecue cart. (2) Chaise longue. (3) Telephone caddy. (4) Planter box. (5) Beverage serving tray. (6) Table.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1984 (v.161#7) pg. 94

Tip: Rusty brake drums make excellent planters.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1987 (v.164#6) pg. 57

Pretty patio. Five great ways to spruce up a plain concrete patio. Construction plans for a tiered planter, planter bench, planter box, corner planter, and steps.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1988 (v.165#8) pg. 88

Flower wheelbarrow in redwood.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1964 (v.184#5) pg. 147

Five flower boxes for your porch or patio.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1964 (v.185#1) pg. 108

Hutch-style, wall-hung planter features an 18"x5" planter box under two glass fronted doors that enclose three 5"-high display shelves for knick-knacks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1966 (v.189#4) pg. 178

Redwood planter for the patio is almost 3 ft. square and 22" high.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1967 (v.191#3) pg. 136

Large brick planters can be built faster by lining the inside with concrete patio blocks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1971 (v.199#1) pg. 112

Outdoor planter box built from fieldstone is topped with redwood to form a bench.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1972 (v.201#2) pg. 82

Modular wooden planter boxes of different sizes and heights can be interlocked to form straight or angular arrangements. Built of pine.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1973 (v.203#1) pg. 108

A 24" square end table features a built-in planter box in half the top and a magazine shelf. Built of pine and oak. Est. cost: $20.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1973 (v.203#6) pg. 113

Three simple steps to a lively sun deck. (1) Add outdoor "grass" carpet, (2) Add a decorative railing and (3) Top the railing with a planter box made from aluminum guttering.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1978 (v.212#4) pg. 114

Wooden deck accessories. (1) Knock-down table. (2) Barbecue carrier trays for carrying food, etc. from inside. (3) Cube-shape stools. (4) Planter which holds 3 flower pots. (5) Magazine rack.
POPULAR SCIENCE May 1980 (v.216#5) pg. 122

"Organ-pipe" planters are made from waferboard panels.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1983 (v.223#1) pg. 102

How to convert a wooden barrel into two "stair-step" planter boxes.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1984 (v.225#1) pg. 89

Planter fences and pergolas. (1) Gateway pergola with an oriental theme combined with a privacy fence. (2) Large planter box topped with a pergola. (3) Planter fence where each section has three tiers of planter boxes built in between the 4x6 posts. This sturdy fence could double as a retaining wall.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1987 (v.231#2) pg. 72

Hide an eyesore in your yard (Septic tank cover, telephone pole, etc.) by enclosing or surrounding with a small raised deck that doubles as a planter box.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 44

Wooden bucket type planter.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS #214 Feb 1963 (v.34#2) pg. 85

How to construct an open planter rail for a deck. The 10" deep by 12" wide planter is designed to run from post to post, with a 1x6 rail 18" above the top of the planter.
SUNSET Jul 1977 (v.159#1) pg. 86

How to make inexpensive garden planters from flue tiles and sewer pipe.
SUNSET Jan 1978 (v.160#1) pg. 50

How to build a planter on wheels with a screen to support a vine. Can be used to hide garbage cans, woodpile, etc.
SUNSET Mar 1978 (v.160#3) pg. 152

How to make a planter from volcanic rock.
SUNSET Mar 1978 (v.160#3) pg. 246

How to build a combination planter and bench unit from 4x4s. Est. cost (for two planters with an 8 ft. bench between them): $55.
SUNSET Apr 1978 (v.160#4) pg. 158

A 6-ft. planter trough has C-shaped trim and a 1x3 rim.
SUNSET Aug 1978 (v.161#2) pg. 109

How to add extra drainage slits and holes in a clay pot so it can be used for orchids.
SUNSET Jun 1979 (v.162#6) pg. 194

Tip: How to prevent the theft of an outdoor container plant by installing a hidden lock.
SUNSET Jul 1979 (v.163#1) pg. 110

Photo shows a combination swinging gate and planter. When gate is closed it appears to be a fixed wall.
SUNSET Sep 1979 (v.163#3) pg. 106

How to make a stone "sink" planter for a miniature garden. This replica of old-time English troughs is made from hypertufa concrete mixture cast over a chicken wire frame.
SUNSET Oct 1979 (v.163#4) pg. 100

Another way to make a stone "sink" using a wooden frame for outer and inner molds.
SUNSET Oct 1979 (v.163#4) pg. 253

Low wooden retaining wall includes a shallow planter at the base of the exposed side.
SUNSET Mar 1980 (v.164#3) pg. 190

Open-face homemade planters have a redwood bottom and end pieces. The sides are covered with wire mesh. Mesh is backed with sphagnum moss and soil fills the center
SUNSET Apr 1980 (v.164#4) pg. 112

Deck bench/planter combination. Half-barrels serve as both planters and bench supports.
SUNSET Jul 1981 (v.167#1) pg. 92

Handsome plant box, firewood box, etc. is made by gluing up stacks of 2x2 lumber.
SUNSET Dec 1981 (v.167#6) pg. 118

Make pottery planters from clay tiles you make yourself.
SUNSET Mar 1983 (v.170#3) pg. 141

Build simple wooden boxes to conceal (dress up) plant pots.
SUNSET Dec 1983 (v.171#6) pg. 86

Tips on building deck planters (post-mounted planter boxes).
SUNSET Mar 1984 (v.172#3) pg. 234

Tips on making a bench planter "rail" for your deck.
SUNSET Jul 1984 (v.173#1) pg. 146

Six-legged planter can be built to any size, even large enough to hold a tree. Style replicates planters used along the curbs in Helsinki, Finland.
SUNSET Jul 1985 (v.175#1) pg. 82

Potted-plant sleeve is made from 1x2 slats threaded on cords.
SUNSET Aug 1986 (v.177#2) pg. 84

Tip: Raised planter is made by using lag screws and malleable iron washers to bolt horizontal 2x8s to 4x4 corner posts.
SUNSET Nov 1986 (v.177#5) pg. 155

How to choose and preserve whiskey or wine barrels and redwood planter tubs.
SUNSET Mar 1987 (v.178#3) pg. 196

Two-person pot lifter for carrying heavy flower pots, octagonal planter tubs, etc.
SUNSET Apr 1988 (v.180#4) pg. 248

Things to remember when gardening in plastic pots. Tips on selection and use.
SUNSET Nov 1988 (v.181#5) pg. 238

Four styles of planters made of redwood. (1) Smooth-sided square. (2) Hefty ridged planter for larger plants. (3) Undulating molding ("wiggle board") facing. (4) A woven look with 12 sides.
SUNSET Jun 1989 (v.182#6) pg. 94

Three interlocking containers, built from tongue-and-groove decking with cedar facing, serve as plant boxes and a fish pond.
SUNSET Jul 1989 (v.183#1) pg. 145

A variety of garden planters, carts, shelves and hangers to show off your outdoor plants and make plant care easier.
WOMAN'S DAY May 22 1979 (v.42#10) pg. 102, 154

Cachepot flower pot is an arrangement of crown molding and pine strips that can be wrapped around a large flower pot to make it more attractive.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 17 1979 (v.42#12) pg. 84, 112

Zigzag planter with 3 compartments for plants, one above the other.
WOMAN'S DAY Aug 5 1980 (v.43#13) pg. 154

Plywood box flower holder has a yellow duck pattern on two sides.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 6 1982 (v.45#8) pg. 139

Twig furnishings. Make a simple table and a cabin-style planter from small tree limbs.
WOMAN'S DAY May 18 1982 (v.45#10) pg. 16, 135

Wraparound pot covers. Strips of spruce bound together with wire and staples hold nursery plants in their original pots. Est. cost: $8 for 3 covers.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 15 1982 (v.45#11) pg. 86, 152

Easy to make checkerboard box (bottomless) as a plant sleeve.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 3 1984 (v.47#8) pg. 44, 121

Make two wooden plant carriers that have room for six pots each.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 3 1984 (v.47#8) pg. 44, 121

Hexagonal "slipcover" for a plain clay pot is made of pine lattice slightly stained.
WOMAN'S DAY Apr 3 1984 (v.47#8) pg. 44, 121

A half-barrel planter with floral stencil border patterns.
WOMAN'S DAY Jun 12 1984 (v.47#11) pg. 113, 144

Use conch shells and shell-trimmed pots to plant flowers in.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 10 1984 (v.47#12) pg. 91, 134

Make "rocking-horse" planter out of pine.
WOMAN'S DAY Oct 23 1984 (v.48#2) pg. 90, 154

Large outdoor planters consist of a 2x4 framework covered with weather-resistant cedar fencing.
WOOD MAGAZINE #24 Aug 1988 (v.5#4) pg. 68

Redwood plant tub can be built with either 10 sides or 12 sides. Two lengths of rope around the outside of the tub are decorative and don't actually hold the tub together.
WOODSMITH #3 May 1979 pg. 3

Redwood planter bucket has an octagonal shape and tapered sides. Includes instructions for cutting a tapered bevel (a compound angle) using a table saw.
WOODSMITH #16 Jul 1981 pg. 10

Cylindrical wooden drum features tambour sides. It can serve as a wastebasket, planter box, base for a circular glass-topped table, etc.
WOODSMITH #40 Jul-Aug 1985 pg. 10

Plant or flower box is made from elm. Construction features wedge-locked mortise and tenon joints. Planter measures 30" long, 14" wide and 9" deep.
WOODWORKER #1013 Apr 1978 (v.82) pg. 151

Knock-down plant trough (planter box or window box) is held together with wooden wedges.
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 377

24 gently-curved wooden slats are positioned vertically and joined with short dowel spacers and a wooden disk into a circular pattern to support a flower pot. Overall dimensions: 372mm diameter, 352mm tall (15"x14").
WOODWORKER Jul 1988 (v.92#7) pg. 626

Planter box made from marine plywood is covered with cork tile and supported on a decorative 4-leg stand. Box measures 9"x6"x27".
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 628

Wooden wheelbarrow may also be used as a planter box.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1977 (v.1#4) pg. 12

Turn a "basket weave" pattern bowl or flowerpot. Blank is made by stacking and laminating octagonal frames and then turning on a faceplate.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1980 (v.4#4) pg. 9

Lighted wall planter. A contemporary style planter built from oak plywood, with oak and walnut edging. Features two built-in spotlights, one for each plant compartment.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 40

Decorative planter shaped like a wheelbarrow. Made of wood. The box measures 20"x12"x12". The handles are 40" long.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 38

Tip shows how to make a wall planter from a metal dustpan.
WORKBASKET Sep 1978 (v.43#12) pg. 22

Crocheted pineapple pattern cachepot to fit a 4" flowerpot.
WORKBASKET Sep 1980 (v.45#10) pg. 22

Crochet a cover to fit a 12-ounce instant frosting can, turning it into a flower pot.
WORKBASKET Oct 1986 (v.52#1) pg. 30

Interesting copper planter.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1963 (v.19#5) pg. 46

Wall-hung planter made from wooden salad bowls is 16"x12".
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 13

Wooden wheelbarrow used as planter.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 55

Lathe turnings from scrap wood. Includes cup and saucer, mug, and flower pot and saucer.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1967 (v.23#3) pg. 44

Cherry planter. Unique planter (or vase) made by gluing two bowl-shaped discs face-to-face and cutting out the upper portion to form a handle.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1967 (v.23#5) pg. 14

Wall-hung planter box has a built-in towel bar.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1968 (v.24#1) pg. 25

Combination bookcase and dry-sink planter built from 1x12 pine with handtools.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1968 (v.24#4) pg. 32

Outdoor wall-hung planter is made from redwood.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1969 (v.25#3) pg. 14

Decorative planter box is shaped like a two-wheel cart drawn by two oxen.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1969 (v.25#6) pg. 16

Planter box 18"x30" includes drainage tray.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1970 (v.26#4) pg. 49

Ladle planter. Wall-hung planter is made from a wooden bowl with a 16" handle attached.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1971 (v.27#6) pg. 37

Strip planters can be made from stock as small as 1/4" square or as large as 4x4s or railroad ties. Strip planters are square boxes with "log cabin" corners.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1973 (v.29#4) pg. 22

How to build barrel furniture by making your own barrels. Includes instructions for making the staves and building a table, a chair, a bucket, and two styles of planters.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 32

Wishing-well planter is built from exterior plywood and finished with Z-brick.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1974 (v.30#4) pg. 48

Antiqued planter is 12" square and stands 9" high. Planter is built from pine and surface is distressed before staining.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1975 (v.31#3) pg. 18

Movable screen has planter boxes on each side. Unit is constructed from plywood with Z-Brick facing.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 59

How to make a four-tiered wooden planter. The four square box-like frames decrease in size from 15" square at the top to 12" square at the bottom.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1977 (v.33#6) pg. 123

"Chinese Chippendale" planter is cast from concrete.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1978 (v.34#2) pg. 54

Unique design for three sizes of wooden planter boxes that can stand separately or be stacked in a multi-level cluster by joining them with dowels through the holes in each of the box's six sides.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 56

Electric service post in the corner of a yard is hidden by placing a wooden barrel over it and installing a planter box on the top.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1979 (v.35#6) pg. 38

Planter boxes with four legs are decorated with animal heads. Pattern included for lion head and ram head. Built entirely of wood.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1980 (v.36#1) pg. 46

Decorative planter boxes. Wooden frames feature decorative tile inserts. Build in various heights to create a terrace effect.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 4

Outdoor L-shape planter is built from stone, brick, or concrete blocks and doubles as a retaining wall.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 52

Clean out the wood scrap box. Build this wood-block planter basket from 108 wooden blocks (measuring about 3/4"x1.25"x2.75").
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1981 (v.37#2) pg. 76

A collection of plant containers for every outdoor location.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1984 (v.40#3) pg. 100

Planter boxes hide concrete foundation and ease cultivation. Build wooden planter boxes lined with plastic sheeting.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1985 (v.41#3) pg. 78

Dress up a wood, clay or plastic planter by covering it with ceramic tile.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1987 (v.43#3) pg. 62

Deck railing is fitted with removable planter boxes. Adapt an existing railing to accept flower boxes or incorporate this railing design into your deck.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1988 (v.44#3) pg. 50

Display bench for flowers. Miniature slatted bench with an awning serves to hold a flower box.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1988 (v.44#3) pg. 62