Easy Window Box
One easy way to frame a favorite view from a window is to add a window box filled with colorful annuals. Brackets support a 2-by-12 inch board cut to match the window's width. Three holes sized to hold terra cotta pots allow you to easily change the containers through the season.
- Four foot 2 x 12 board
- Drill with both screw bit and drill bit
- Wood screws
- Stain or paint
- Three 10-inch terra cotta pots
- Jig saw
- Four foot 1 x 4 board
- It's basically four pieces of wood. The top board, two brackets and a back board to attach it to the wall and of course, three clay pots.
- To put this together, start with the top. Used a two inch by twelve inch board that is four feet long.
- Cut out three holes just large enough for a ten inch clay pot to drop in. The collar or the lip of the pot holds the pot in place.
- To cut the hole, start with a drill and then use a jig saw to finish it off.
- The brackets are made from a piece of the two by twelve board and they're connected by a one by four board that runs across the back. This is important because this board is what you'll use to mount the window box to the house.
- I like to use wood screws in assembling these because it keeps the wood from splitting.
- You can put a sealer on the window box or even paint it.