I made the Planter Box from cedar fence pickets 2 1/2 years ago and it is still my most popular video on my YouTube channel. It's been sitting on my front walkway this whole time and is starting to show a little bit of age. The finish is starting to peel off the top frame that is exposed to direct sunlight and is also starting to gray. Everything else seems to be holding up nicely. I am very proud of how well the bottom is doing. Nobody thought that it would drain very well and they didn't like the fact that I screwed the planks in from the bottom. My wife seems to kill off all the plants every 6 to 8 months so the next time that it is empty I plan on sanding the top down and applying a few coats of Spar Urethane to it.