Let me back up a little, Last summer we were at our neighborhood nursery and saw these really cool hexagon planter boxes. They were $55 each! I really liked the design because they were small enough to be portable and they could link together nicely for a big-ish planting area. But $55, seriously? We figured we could make them a lot cheaper.
We decided to try our hand at it and make three. If there was space and we wanted to plant more later, we could easily knock out another one. So, off to the hardware store we went.
We picked up untreated 2X8's. It's important to buy untreated wood as you're going to plant food in them and don't want any unnecessary chemicals leaching into the soil from the chemicals on the wood.
Using a circular saw we cut them into 18 inch pieces. Cutting them first with a circular saw made them easier to handle.
Then we grabbed two boards and applied some exterior wood glue for extra bondage. We used Elmer's E7310 Carpenter's Wood Glue Max, Interior/Exterior.
There's no need to stain or paint the boxes, in fact you don't want to. Once again, you don't want any harmful chemicals from the paint or stain leaching into your soil. Because of this the boxes may not last as long, however, one only costs about $15 to make. Sure beats that $55 price!
Now, what to plant.....?