How to Make DIY Hose Hiding Outdoor Planter


Welcome the upcoming summer by rebuilding your outdoor areas. Kreg Tool has an awesome idea of a DIY project which is about making hose hiding outdoor planter. This planter will be a perfect problem solving to your messy hose area. Design and tidy up your hose area by following the tutorial below:


  • Kreg jig
  • Wood glue
  • Exterior screws with the size of 1 ¼”
  • Pocket hole screws with the size of 1 ¼”
  • 1 piece of 2x2x8 pine board
  • Cedar board with the following sizes and number:
  • 1x4x8 (4 pieces)
  • 1x2x8 (2 pieces)
  • 1x6x8 (1 piece)

Cut list:

  • 16 Side slats of 1×4 16”
  • 8 Side cross supports of 1×2 @14 ½”
  • 4 legs of 2×2 @17 ¼”
  • 3 base slats of 1×4 @14 ½”
  • 2 planter box long slides of 1×6 @14”
  • 2 planter box short sides of 1×6 @12 ½”
  • 4 box trims of 1×4 @19 ½” ends and are cut to 45 miter and to not parallel
  • 3 planter box base slats of 1×4 @12 ½”

The Steps:

  • To start, make the cut of the sides. Give the two slats some predrilled pocket holes at their edges. Then, using glue and 1 ¼” countersunk screws, secure the slats attached to the cross supports. Make four pieces of them.

  • Now, work with the legs by attaching them to the short side panels. Secure the attachment using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue. Make two pieces of them.

  • Assemble the pieces into a box. Still using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue, attach the other short side pieces to the legs. Repeat the process for the other side to construct the box.

  • Take your base slats and attach them to the box. Secure them using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws from the underside. If you are done with this step, you already complete the base portion of the planter.

  • Next, join the box side pieces to the trim by predrilling some pocket holes before starting the box construction. Then, attach the long sides to the short sides and secure them with 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue.

  • Now make a frame of the planter by attaching the pieces of trim together using 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue.

  • Join the trim’s underside with the planter box with 1 ¼” pocket hole screws.

  • Now make the base slats by attaching the base slats from the underside and then securing them with 1 ¼” pocket hole screws and glue.

  • You can also add a hardware cloth inside the planter to moist the plants and soil and secure the stuff stored inside the slates.

  • Through the open slats, put the hose and wind it up inside. Your hose is now invisible but remains accessible.


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