Published on June 27th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Window flower pots (box)


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

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3 Responses to Window flower pots (box)

  1. Anonymous says:

    great idea, thanks!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Hi !
    You don’t have anything to prevent the water from flowing under the pots ?

    • Heather says:

      There is a chard of broken pottery over the hole in the bottom of the pot to allow extra water to run out, but keeps soil in.

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