One of the things that I loved about my She Shed was the light and bright windows and I knew that I wanted to build window boxes to accentuate them and dress them up. It was actually a super quick, easy, and inexpensive project that I think made a big impact on the look and feel of the shed!
The supplies I used:
5.5″ x 5 ft. Cedar fence pickets (3 per window box)
Nail gun with finish nails (I love my Ryobi Airstrike)
Stain & sealer
I put two boxes together under the 3 windows, butting them right up against each other in the middle to give it the look of one very long box. I did this so I could use the standard, cheap fence pickets and because it is easier to work with two lighter boxes as opposed to one big, heavy one. Once the flowers begin to trail over the side, you can’t even see the seam.
First, I measured how long I wanted my window box and cut 2 cedar fence pickets down to that length. Mine are 4ft exactly. I cut the bottom board 2″ shorter- so 3ft. 10″. With the scraps, I cut the end pieces which were 4.5″ tall by the 5.5″ standard picket width.
I used my Ryobi Airstrike to put my boxes together and then reinforced the entire box with screws. I started by attaching my small side pieces to the bottom piece of the window box.
Then I laid it on its side and attached one of the sides, making sure it is centered and flush with the bottom piece like the picture shows below. There should be a little overhang on the sides and not the bottom.
Then I flipped it over and attached the other side.
This is how they look when they are finished.
We reinforced each of the boxes with screws and drilled holes in the bottoms so they would drain properly. I stained and sealed them, and then my hubby hung them on the shed by screwing them, with heavy duty outdoor screws, into the trim under the windows and into the side of the shed. Then I just filled them with various annuals.
Super quick, easy, and inexpensive- my kind of project!
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