Water features are wonderful in the back yard or near the garden. When you have very little area to work with you can still have the beauty of a small water feature. When you are limited to a balcony, patio or back door area this pond in a box can fit. You can make it as simple or decorative as you want. It is easy and quick to build. When finished fill the plant section with decorative pants that reflect in the water portion of the box. Add floating plants such as duckweed, potted dwarf cattail and floating ornamental items to the water.
The material you will need are: 15’ of 1X8 cedar board, circular saw, drill, wood screws, scrap wood, water sealant, plastic liner, water plants, potting soil, pea gravel and ornamental items.
Cut two 30-inch boards for the sides and two 15-inch boards for the ends.
Assemble the outer box frame using wood screws. Measure the interior dimensions and cut boards to fit as a base, then attach using wood screws every 6 inches along the edges of the sides and ends.