I bought more strip wood from Lowe’s and made my cuts.
1. Front & back, (8) 2.5″ x 18″.
2. Bottom, (1) 7.25″ x 18″.
3. Sides, (2) 7.25″ x 11.5″.
I started building by attaching the side pieces to the bottom with nails.
Then I added one of the front/back pieces to the bottom of the crate as shown below on both sides of the crate.
Next, I added a front/back piece to the top of the crate. I used an extra piece of wood to evenly space out the remainder front/back pieces.
I did this for both sides and it was complete.
For the finishing I used Minwax Stain in Dark Walnut.
I bought some flowers; added soil and moss and I was done!