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Elevated planter box

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Project by StephenBlann posted 07-08-2019 07:20 PM 1266 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a simple build using cedar-toned pressure treated lumber. The materials were very rough, which made construction interesting (thank goodness for belt sanders). The side boards were half-lapped on the router table, and the bottom supports were rabbeted on the table saw (just to mix things up). The top is just PT plywood, with three holes sized to hold terra cotta planters. I cut the first hole in a piece of scrap, and snuck up on the right size using a sanding drum. I then used a router to replicate the hole 3 times in the finished piece. Fill in the extra space between the pots with river rocks, and you’ve got yourself a planter! I have plans available in Sketchup, if anybody wants them.

-- Stephen





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SMP

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#1 posted 07-08-2019 07:46 PM

Looks great! FWIW, I built a few of these a while back, and what I did was designed them around those rectangular plastic planters(they come in various lengths – 2’, 3’, etc). These are the ones I used: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Garden-Treasures-23-75-in-W-x-6-in-H-Green-Smooth-Plastic-Window-Box/3915180

the cool thing with these is when I have guests over, I can pop out the planter box, replace it with a spare empty one, fill with ice and use to keep drinks cold, and looks better than a cooler.

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#2 posted 07-09-2019 11:59 AM

Neat idea!


Looks great! FWIW, I built a few of these a while back, and what I did was designed them around those rectangular plastic planters(they come in various lengths – 2 , 3 , etc). These are the ones I used: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Garden-Treasures-23-75-in-W-x-6-in-H-Green-Smooth-Plastic-Window-Box/3915180

the cool thing with these is when I have guests over, I can pop out the planter box, replace it with a spare empty one, fill with ice and use to keep drinks cold, and looks better than a cooler.

- SMP


-- Stephen

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#3 posted 07-09-2019 07:22 PM

Nice! I’m looking at building a couple for my mother in-law. This is what I have been looking for

-- Clark

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#4 posted 08-28-2020 12:19 AM

Great idea, might have to build one or two myself.
Nice to see a fellow Michigander, I grew up down in Jackson, moved south a few years ago.

-- Eric, building the dream

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