Planters with tile for school auction

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Project by Tjcorey posted 05-01-2014 06:17 AM 1877 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed two cedar planters for my daughter’s school auction. They measure about 20-inches square and about the same height. I built them around plastic planters for maintenance and for keeping the soil away from the wood.

The beautiful, clear cedar was donated by a local lumber yard (what a treat to work with this material!). Each kid in her second grade class painted two ceramic tiles with glaze and those were fired by a clay local studio. The kids were very creative and used great colors on their tiles, which ended up looking great against the wood. I bonded the tiles to the wood and finished the wood with a simple oil-based finish.

They were auctioned as a set last weekend for over $2,000, so I felt pretty good about my contribution towards raising some money for her school.

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#1 posted 05-01-2014 07:25 AM

Very Nice, I like the use of all the diffrent tiles….. They should be a big seller…. You should let us know how good they do….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#2 posted 05-01-2014 07:59 AM

Great work, should be a big hit….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-02-2014 08:15 AM

Very Nice…for $2,000 a set you should start pumping out more of these.
Nice work

-- Vince

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