Raised Planter Boxes

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Project by AJ1104 posted 05-20-2015 09:12 PM 2198 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spring has certainly sprung in the NE. I made a raised cedar planter box surround to our kitchen and patio. Three of the boxes that wrap around an octagonal room joined at 22 1/2 degrees. i used 5/4 cedar decking lumber which in part was resawed for the facing. I ran out of space in my small shop so I made an assembly bench in my family workout room. This was a fun project, (until it came time to dig up all of the existing plants. sprinklers and relocate underground electric!). I really enjoy seeing all of the beautiful plants that my wife has planted from both, my kitchen window and the BBQ !

-- AJ

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#1 posted 05-20-2015 09:51 PM

Very nice. I plan to copy this idea to fit my house.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#2 posted 05-20-2015 10:15 PM

Well done winter is over….. Yea

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

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#3 posted 05-20-2015 11:04 PM

Beautiful. I’ve been looking for something exactly like this.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#4 posted 05-21-2015 04:54 AM


Cedar is such nice wood to work with!

The local fencing company lets me raid the dumpster and I get a lot of nice cedar there!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 05-21-2015 02:30 PM

Very Nice. Did you line the inside of the planter with anything?

-- Gary

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#6 posted 05-21-2015 08:48 PM

Great boxes, I am in the process of doing the same.

By the way, I hope you don’t have the soil directly planted against the house.

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#7 posted 05-22-2015 01:30 AM

Thank you for your replies. Cuda: Yes, I kind the boxes with heavy gauge plastic drop sheets. I used treated plywood for backs and sides that were not in view. I slit the bottom of the plastic so it would drain. The box bottoms is where all the cut offs went to use.

-- AJ

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