Western red cedar was used to construct this window flower box project in one day. The naturally weather- and insect-resistant qualities of western red cedar wood make it an ideal choice for outdoor use. Download PDF Plans
Step 1: Project overview. The bottom of the window box is made from 1 X 8 stock, cut to whatever length you would like the box to be. The front and back of the box is made from 1 X 6 boards, and the supports on the ends of the box is made from 2 x 6s. The trim on the front and sides of the box is ripped from 1 x 6 stock and will be comprised of three pieces. There's a cove molding of 3/4-inch by 1 1/2-inch, a 1/2-inch by 1/2-inch band molding and a 2 1/4-inch by 3 1/4-inch cap. Finally, there are four sets of corbels, made from 2 X 6 stock and cut to shape. Western red cedar was chosen for its naturally resistant qualities.