Published on June 27th, 2012 | by Jules IKEAHacker3
Window flower pots (box)
Materials: EKBY TRYGGVE, EKBY VALTER
Description: Nice alternative to traditional window boxes. This is a Ekby shelf that I trimmed to fit the length of my window, cut three equal holes using a jig saw and inserted three planted terra cotta pots.
I used brackets purchased a another store, but the Valter brackets would work just a well. The construction includes a furring strip 1″x3″ attached at a 90 degree angle to the shelf. It’s through this furring strip that I attached it to my house using 5, 3.5″ exterior screws. The brackets provide additional support but are not actually ‘attached’ to the house. The pots can be changed out with the seasons and won’t rot like traditional wooden window boxes.
~ Heather, Boston