flower planter box

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Project by harum posted 07-05-2014 02:51 AM 2745 views 10 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a long and narrow flower box for the shelf outside the kitchen window. It’s made of redwood, finished with exterior penetrating oil and measures 58” long × 12” high × 10” wide. I built this box using plans from “”; changed the dimensions to fit the window shelf. The original box seemed to have no bottom, so I added short 5/8” planks painted with oil-based paint for flower pots to sit on. Finally, used a couple of bolts to secure the box to the shelf because gusty winds are not uncommon. Polyurethane glue and wood screws hold the box together. Redwood is beautiful wood and easy to work with. I wish it were a bit harder.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#1 posted 07-05-2014 12:49 PM

You have made a nice looking planter! I like the clean lines and the oil finish you have used!

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 01:58 PM

Thanks! The penetrating oil has “redwood” stain in it, which is not any close to the natural redwood color, which is light pink or red. Forgot to mention that I split 2”×4” boards on a table saw for this box.

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#3 posted 07-05-2014 02:55 PM

Nice work

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#4 posted 07-07-2014 02:48 AM

i am going to have to litter my front lawn with different various planter boxes. Your’s look classy. I would pay… over $100 in the box store for something like this :)

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#5 posted 03-05-2016 12:04 AM

That’s an excellent looking box. Love it.

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