Simple Plant Stand for Daughter in law

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Project by oldguy2 posted 07-15-2020 07:18 PM 436 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thanks to Anna White”s utube for a quick idea for this. Then I had a 1×10x 6 ft, 2 2×2, and a few pallet cuttings for the bottom liner. Lots of screws and predrilling in this pine. Sorry for not painting it but the summer is wasting away and the daughter in law is getting excited for an herb garden box. Next custom size your work. My daughter in law is 5 ft tall so this planter box was made 30 in high…sides 36 in long and due to the pallet cut offs ( I hate off cuts..) the ends are 16 and 1/2. I assembled the ends to the legs first with a preset line on the 2×2. then predrilled the ends for screws both at once. and had marked the 3/4 space for the sides to inset. Then when I was assembling the sides I could just predrill some holes for those screws and assemble it without clamps and profanity. I had two long strips inside the bottom for the pallet bottom and found I needed another and more screws to make those boards stay. This still gave the gap and loose fit for water release. And since the kids live 3 doors away it was nice to deliver this today as I started at 9 and dropped it off at 11:30. Yeah maybe I should offer to paint it. or do that with the grandson who is 8. Maybe he can paint his mom’s name on the side.

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#1 posted 07-15-2020 10:07 PM

Nice. We have our herbs planted around the yard but I would prefer them in boxes, it just gets so hot they dry out really fast. We’ve already run through zucchini and cukes, now in tomatoes and beans, picked the first peapod today and a bird stole it out of the basket when I went to check the mail.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 07-17-2020 11:17 AM

I love that you did this in a morning! All my projects take a year at least!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 08-19-2020 03:26 PM

Nice. I built the box but never added the legs for my wife’s mothers day gift two years ago, so I ended up buying a wrought iron stand for it, but I have to say that I have Ocelot beat. I built my wife a keepsake box when we first met and never made the top for it. We have now been married for 42 years. Oh. those projects that just never seem to get completed.

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#4 posted 08-20-2020 01:58 AM

My son is 8 and I haven’t finished his cradle. And he has 4 younger siblings!

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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