Do you feel like your house is lacking of something? Maybe it is that you don’t have a window flower box yet to ornament your pretty little house. If money is the obstacle, you can just make it yourself. It will save up more budget plus you get to have a hobby to do on your spare time. Here are simple steps of making your own window flower box.
Match the window size
Of course the first thing to get done is to measure your window size, especially the lower line. That is because it will decide the length of the flower box that you will make. While the length should follow the window, the depth and width could be varied. But you should do research on what kind of flower box do you want. In doing so you’d know how much wider or deeper you should make the window flower box. You will also need to add a template or bracket to support the flower box itself. This will prevent the window box from falling if there’s a shaker or something.
Choose your wood
The selection of wood matters the most in the creation of this window flower box. This will influence not only the look but also the durability of the craft. Cedar woods are probably the best choice for window flower box because they look beautiful, yet highly economical. Plus, they have this unique scent which can ward off pests or bugs. If you are not afraid of adding a little more penny, then you can choose mahogany or teal. They are a very high quality product of woods but obviously a lot more costly than cedars. Try to avoid weak woods such as pine or oak. Oak tree is not weather resistance and might develop black spots after heavy rain. Pine tree is just not durable as they rot easily.
Finally, you can start screwing and gluing your wood together to create a window flower box. The bottom edges of the wood should be glue together with wood glue to stick. You can do the same with the side edges. The edges between the back and your window wall could only stick properly if you use screwdriver. You can’t just glue them because they might fall when there’s bad weather. Screw it properly to your window and add the bracket to support your flower box.