Project Guide

How to Make a Paver Planter

1
CUT THE FRAME
Cut the frame - How Make Paver Planter

Cut the 2’ x 2’s into four pieces of 16” and eight pieces of 12”.

2
SAND AND STAIN
Sand and stain - How Make Paver Planter
  • Use sandpaper to sand the entire frame.
  • Apply the stain and polyurethane finish to the wood and let it dry.
3
CONNECT THE FRAME
Connect the frame - How Make Paver Planter
  • Pre-drill and countersink the 2’ x 2’ pieces together, with the 16” pieces forming the legs, and the 12” pieces forming the support between the legs. 
  • Apply wood glue. 
  • Screw in the 12” support pieces 12” down the legs and allow the pavers to be flush around the entire top. 
  • Grab remaining four 12 inch 2’ x 2’s, pre-drill, add wood glue, and space them evenly across the bottom. 
  • Screw them into the frame.
4
SECURE PAVERS
Secure pavers - How Make Paver Planter
  • Place a thick bead of adhesive along the inside edges of the frame. 
  • Gently place each paver into place and avoid getting adhesive on the front of the pavers or on the outer wood frame. 
  • Wrap bungee cords around the planter while the adhesive is drying. 
  • Let the adhesive set overnight to get a strong bond.
5
PLANT
Plant - How Make Paver Planter
  • Remove the bungees. 
  • Line the planter with landscape fabric. 
  • Add planting soil. 
  • Start planting.