My first project

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Project by SweatyTeddy posted 04-04-2016 10:26 AM 1149 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Standard 2×4 planter box I made a second one later, and bench. Nothing fancy functional, simple and easy.

-- I'd be done by now if I knew what I was doing! - said by no man ever with a woman present

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#1 posted 04-04-2016 01:21 PM

I see myself sitting on the bench, reading some book, besides some fersh flowers on a sunny day.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 04-05-2016 01:41 AM

Nice work, what did you finish it with?

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 04-05-2016 01:46 AM

Finished it with wood conditioner and 3 coats of poly

-- I'd be done by now if I knew what I was doing! - said by no man ever with a woman present

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#4 posted 04-07-2016 08:28 PM

Teddy, welcome to lumberjocks. What kind of saw did you buy?
This looks like a solid project with good ideas. I may have notched the horizontal seat support board into the legs. I hope something pretty grows in the flower box.

If you want to build boxes and need help let me know. Here are some postings and ideas arranged by topics if boxes are of interest.

Tutorials: For methods used to make boxes like the one pictured above just click on the blue links below. They are arranged by topic.

Making a jig to cut spline slots:
Jig for 45ing corners:
Making splines with a simple jig:
Finishing tips:
$5 band clamps:
Combining Wood Colors:
Sizing Tea Boxes and Dividers From Venetian Blinds
Making Kleenex boxes:
Making music boxes
Routers and Rounding edges
Why round box corners?
Organizing a glue-up table:
Adding splines to a box:
Measuring for spline slot cuts:
Installing an attached top: like that pictured above.
Cutting off the box top and sizing piano hinges
Adding finger indents:
More about finger indents.
Mortising and installing hinges:
Tips on making sliding trays: for inside boxes:
Swapping Wood By Mail:
Making a serving tray with angled sides.
Roy Underhill's tool tote.
Teaching Boxmaking

-- Big Al in IN

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