Before christmas our neighbour phil gave us some big wooden crates that he needed to get rid of. The biggest one has been up on deck storing our logs over the winter (on the left in the picture below), but as spring, erm, springs, the need for plnaters for Lorna's ever expending back deck garden is greater than the need for log storage.
SO, i chopped it in half
chopped the two halves down further
and used the leftover pieces to form the backs of the two new, smaller, planter shaped boxes.
Lorna then painted them with cuprinol wood paint
before we filled one of them with compost ready to plant up. (the others will have to wait until we can pick some more compost).