Living green in your home does not require LEED certification, solar panels or a state-of-the-art geothermal heating and cooling system. In 7 simple (and inexpensive) steps you can transform your home life into one unburdened by the guilt that comes from excessive waste, wanton consumption and the use of noxious toxins. In other words, it IS easy being green!
Decide what size window box you need for your window. It should be approximately the length of the window but the depth and width is up to you. It is easiest if you choose your depth and width to be the same as the width of the piece of wood you will be using to make your box.
Choose what kind of wood you want to use and make sure you have enough to finish the project. A box 30 to 36 inches long would require a 10 foot long 1 x 6 or 1 x 8 board. 1 x 6 is recommended.
Cut your wood into the required pieces:
|– 2 pieces the same size for the front and back, the length of these should be approximately the length of your window and the width should be the depth you want for your box.
–2 pieces the same size for the sides, the size of these should reflect the width and depth you chose for your box.
–1 piece for the bottom, this piece should be the same length as the front and back pieces and 2 inches wider than the two side pieces.
Pre-drill holes in the front and back pieces: 2 holes on each end. Do the same on the bottom piece but drill an additional 1 inch hole to allow for drainage.
Dress up your window box
Credit: Renovate Your World