Craftsmen style planter boxes

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Project by FreddieMac posted 07-31-2017 01:54 PM 1089 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My neighbor just built a nice planter box behind his house and my wife saw it. So, she decided that we needed to replace our flowerbeds with planter boxes that covered the old flowerbeds. This decision was made at 1 pm on a Sunday. So, I went to the big blue box store and bought some treated 2×4 x 8. I also purchased 4 packs of the wainscoting that is made of plastic, same stuff I used in my kids bathroom walls because it is waterproof and easy to clean. I built a basic box structure with all my 2×4s and then cut the wainscoting to size. I covered the bottom of it with multiple layers of super duty 6 mil plastic. I hope this will keep some of the weeds out of it. Once the box was built and the sides were on I trimed it out with the 1×4x8 Royal PVC board. Used a little white DAP to seal any gaps in the front, but left the gaps in the back to allow rainwater to drain. Entire project was done by 7 pm.

The planter was 10” high X 8’ long X 21” wide. The result came out pretty good and now I have a rot resistant planter box that matches the outside of the house. It should last for many years to come.

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#1 posted 08-02-2017 11:47 AM

You did good. Nice planter boxes and made the wife happy too. You have to keep up with the neighbors, you know!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-02-2017 01:31 PM

My neighbor laughed at me about one upping his boxes and as punishment I had to go help him move 2 yards of river silt to fill the bottom of his box! LOL

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