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Succulent Planter from Scrap Walnut Flooring

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Project by KnotInMyWood posted 09-09-2019 08:08 PM 1247 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While picking up some wood at my local lumber store I spotted this scrap of walnut flooring by their miter station. They tried hard to convince me not to buy it (too much sapwood, it has tongue and groove cut in for flooring, etc) but I saw the potential.

A few days and a few cuts transformed this “ugly” unwanted scrap of walnut into a live edge succulent planter with waterfall corners.

Check out my build video on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/B2MneclAj1F/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

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pottz

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#1 posted 09-09-2019 09:31 PM

those kinds of “ugly” boards are very beautiful to me,glad you saw the potential or it would have probably been tossed into their dumpster.nice planter,welcome to lumber jocks.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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KnotInMyWood

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#2 posted 09-09-2019 09:37 PM



those kinds of “ugly” boards are very beautiful to me,glad you saw the potential or it would have probably been tossed into their dumpster.nice planter,welcome to lumber jocks.

- pottz

Thanks for the welcome! It is a beautiful board, the sapwood creates its own contrast and flow within the board. I’ve always like the idea of turning something considered a flaw into a feature of the piece.

-- Follow me on Instagram @knotinmywood

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#3 posted 09-09-2019 10:18 PM

I love it when people tell me not to do such and such with this or that piece of wood. There is almost always something that can be made. You proved it. Nice job on making something nice from someone else’s trash.

-- Devon

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#4 posted 09-09-2019 10:27 PM

Great use of scrap lumber. Nice stand !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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KnotInMyWood

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#5 posted 09-09-2019 11:46 PM



I love it when people tell me not to do such and such with this or that piece of wood. There is almost always something that can be made. You proved it. Nice job on making something nice from someone else s trash.

- d_sinsley

Exactly! The more you tell me I can’t or I shouldn’t the more motivated I am to prove you wrong.

-- Follow me on Instagram @knotinmywood

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#6 posted 09-10-2019 12:30 PM

Hey, KnotInMyWood. Good to see you here. Welcome to Lumberjocks. Saw the build on IG. Turned out wonderfully. Did you ever get a response from the lumberyard?

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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KnotInMyWood

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#7 posted 09-10-2019 02:57 PM



Hey, KnotInMyWood. Good to see you here. Welcome to Lumberjocks. Saw the build on IG. Turned out wonderfully. Did you ever get a response from the lumberyard?

- Tony1212

Thanks! They haven’t commented on the final build (although they did give it a like) but on an in-progress post they said they’d give me a discount on my next purchase!

-- Follow me on Instagram @knotinmywood

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#8 posted 09-10-2019 03:21 PM

that’s really gorgeous! Happy my wife isn’t on LJ to see this!

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#9 posted 09-11-2019 08:49 PM

Very simple and elegant..Nice work on it.

Cheers,Jim

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

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#10 posted 09-11-2019 11:03 PM

there is no such thing as a bad piece of walnut. i love to use boards that have a mixture of sapwood and heartwood. you did that board justice with your planter.

-- No dust on the floor....No money in the bank

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