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Build A Planter’s Box This Summer!

Are you looking for a fun construction project to do this summer? Learn how to build a planter box in this instructional video featuring René Ragetli, Director of Operations, for the Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC). This video includes step-by-step instructions to help you build a beautiful cedar planter to grow plants or herbs and beautify your outdoor space. You’ll learn how to put it together, from measuring, marking, and cutting the wood for the rim, sides, bottom, and legs of the planter, to screwing it all together.

Materials you will need: 

  • Cedar wood is recommended 
  • Tape measurer 
  • Marker 
  • Saw 
  • Decking screws
  • Drill 
  • Jig 
  • Safety glasses

Here is what your finished project will look like. 

The Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC) supports new and fun activities to help young people explore and prepare for jobs in the skilled trades and technologies. To learn more about CFBC, visit their website at: https://www.constructionfoundation.ca/ 

To learn more about the variety of careers available in the skilled trades and technologies, including jobs in the construction sector, visit Skills/Compétences Canada’s website at: https://www.skillscompetencescanada.com/en/trade-tech-careers/. You’ll learn about the work, the training you’ll need, what you’ll earn, and much more.


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