The Original Recycled Wood Chevron Planter Box

A few years ago I had some scrap wood laying around and wanted to upcycle and build something with it.  This was also around the time when the chevron pattern was getting popular and starting to pick up momentum.  What I came up with was a really cool and fun chevron pattern garden box using recycled wood.  After I completed the build, I shot the following photos of it and put it on our blog:




Then one day, a few weeks after blogging this original chevron garden box, I noticed an insane jump in hits and blog traffic.  When I looked at the stats I noticed the traffic was coming from a blog post over at, where it had been a featured blog post.  Ever since then it’s been an endless (and awesome) flow of traffic as a result of additional blog features from sites like Apartment Therapy, 2Modern Blog and Roadkill Rescue, as well as literally hundreds of other blogs.  If you have featured my chevron garden box, thank you so much!  I’ve also found tons of pins on sites like Pinterest and Craftgawker.  It’s really cool to see my work has been so popular all over the web.

The boxes have made their way around the web so much that even Matt Blashaw from the DIY Network took the idea and built a really cheap/fast/free version on Good Morning America:


The boxes Matt Blashaw made are a very quick and dirty version compared to mine.  Wouldn’t it be  cool if the DIY shows were more like internet blogs and credit the original source of the projects they showcase?  I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels this way  🙂

Long before Matt’s garden box hit Good Morning America I was hired to make another set of boxes box in different sizes with different colors and I wanted to raise the bar when it came to the quality and detail of the boxes while still retaining that rustic and recycled look.  The result was my Recycled Wood Chevron Garden Box V2 seen here, and 3 of them have a new home at an On The Border restaurant in Arkansas and 3 of them have a new home at an On The Border restaurant in Illinois:





I was paying extra close attention to detail with these boxes and I’m really happy with how they’ve evolved and it’s fun to think of all the other ways I’ll be able to incorporate and improve on this design.  Anything from colorful outdoor garden ideas to giving it a modern twist and bringing it indoors….the sky is the limit!

If you’re interested in placing an order for a custom Chevron Garden Box, please contact me through the StuffSethMakes Contact Page with more info on the sizes you need.  If you’re interested in any other kind of project I would love to hear from you and get some details about your project.  I look forward to hearing from you!