Last year we planted a garden for the first time in our home. My girls absolutely loved planting and tending to the garden and are so excited to do it again. This year we are doing things a bit different, I built this tiered planter to grow herbs and berries on our raised deck just off the kitchen. Our garden is a hike down stairs and out to the back of the yard and I found I was not using my herbs as much because they we so far away. Having this tiered planter just off my kitchen means I can grab fresh herbs as I’m cooking. Watch how easy it is to build this tiered planter and check out more projects from the Remodelaholic Outdoor DIY Challenge below.
This tiered planter looks like a set of stairs. It has a shelf on top for potted plants and a birdbath, then 2 planter boxes for herbs and berries. In addition to having herbs in this tiered planter I put my strawberries here as well. Last year they were eaten by critters before we could get to them. I’m hoping by having them up off the ground we will get to enjoy them.
Watch how to build an outdoor tiered planter
Here is the full supply list, I picked up most of my supplies at Home Depot.
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- (2) 3 step stair stringers
- (2) 2×4 legs cut to 19 1/4 inches
- (2) 2×4 supports cut to 14 inches
- (1) 1×12 board cut just wider than the width of the planter
- 2 rectangular planter boxes
- 2.5 inch screws
- 1.5 inch screws
- Drill and bits
- Stain – my favorite stain, classic gray
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