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10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Window Boxes

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10 Easy Pieces: Wooden Window Boxes

February 25, 2018

Whoever invented the window box deserves a Nobel Prize, even if it means creating a new awards category. A simple wooden planter mounted on the wall is equally useful to an urban gardener with no other outdoor space and to the owner of a sprawling estate: Who doesn’t like to look through the window to see an entire garden in a single box, peeking over the sill? Here are 10 of our favorite wood window boxes.

 Natural Cedar Window Boxes are available in three lengths, from  to 48 inches; $35 to $65 at Jamali Garden. (Note: The -inch size is currently out of stock.)
Above: Natural Cedar Window Boxes are available in three lengths, from 24 to 48 inches; $35 to $65 at Jamali Garden. (Note: The 24-inch size is currently out of stock.)
Perfectly sized for apartment balconies, a Rolling Balcony Box measures a compact 48 by  by  inches. Made in Los Angeles from FSC-certified US cedar, it is highly termite- and rot-resistant and will last  to  years untreated; $
Above: Perfectly sized for apartment balconies, a Rolling Balcony Box measures a compact 48 by 16 by 18 inches. Made in Los Angeles from FSC-certified US cedar, it is highly termite- and rot-resistant and will last 10 to 15 years untreated; $229 from Mimifarmbox.
The easily assembled box includes nonmarking swivel castors for easy planting and mobility; $219 at the Potted Store. For more, see our previous post: Garden Beds for the Urban Dweller.

 A Banded Redwood Windowbox, reinforced with stainless steel bands, is available in five lengths from  to 7
Above: A Banded Redwood Windowbox, reinforced with stainless steel bands, is available in five lengths from 24 to 72 inches; $49.97 to $139.97 at Windowbox.
A -inch-long Natural Cedar Rectangular Deck Planter can be mounted against a wall with metal brackets. Two larger sizes are best suited to sitting on a deck or balcony. The -inch planter is $0 at Jamali Garden.
Above: A 24-inch-long Natural Cedar Rectangular Deck Planter can be mounted against a wall with metal brackets. Two larger sizes are best suited to sitting on a deck or balcony. The 24-inch planter is $150 at Jamali Garden.
A Robina Wood Balcony Planter is framed with non-alloy steel bands and has two drainage holes; €78 at Manufactum.
Above: A Robina Wood Balcony Planter is framed with non-alloy steel bands and has two drainage holes; €78 at Manufactum.
A 30-inch-long Rectangular Wood Planter box has a removable zinc liner. It is $50 from ModernVase via Etsy.
Above: A 30-inch-long Rectangular Wood Planter box has a removable zinc liner. It is $50 from ModernVase via Etsy.
A Teak Window Box, available in three lengths (30 to 48 inches), has drainage holes and sits on cleats; $69.95 to $89.95 at Gardener&#8
Above: A Teak Window Box, available in three lengths (30 to 48 inches), has drainage holes and sits on cleats; $69.95 to $89.95 at Gardener’s Supply Co.
A Cedar Window Box is available in two lengths,  and 36 inches; $89.95 and $loading=
Above: A Cedar Window Box is available in two lengths, 24 and 36 inches; $89.95 and $124.95, respectively, at Farmer D Organics.
 A Paneled Redwood Window Box is available in three lengths–, 36, and 48 inches–at prices ranging from $78.97 to $8.97 from Windowbox.
Above: A Paneled Redwood Window Box is available in three lengths–24, 36, and 48 inches–at prices ranging from $78.97 to $158.97 from Windowbox.
A Wood Rectangular Window Box Planter with a zinc liner comes in seven sizes; $loading=
Above: A Wood Rectangular Window Box Planter with a zinc liner comes in seven sizes; $12 to $57 via Amazon.
Wondering what to plant in your window box this spring? See our curated guides to Edible Plants 101, including growing guides for herbs such as Parsley, Chives, Sweet Basil, and Thyme. See more inspiration and companion plants for window boxes.

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