All it takes is six even pieces of wood and some angled cuts to make this stunning cedar planter, opposite and right. For the small planter, using a compound miter saw, cut six pieces of cedar wood to 6 3–8 inches wide and 7 inches tall. (For the large planter, cut six boards to 81/2 inches wide and 7 inches tall.) Cut each side at a 30-degree angle. Glue sides together using wood glue for exterior use (such as Titebond III). Wipe away excess glue with a damp cloth and let dry (A). Apply three coats of spar urethane with a bristle brush, allowing appropriate drying time and lightly sanding between coats. Planters are designed to fit around a plant that is already in a pot. We kept the bottom open for easy drainage.