Planter box

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Project by Kenshu posted 09-12-2011 01:48 AM 2927 views 11 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by another Lumberjock (thanks Casper!) who had built one of these. He was kind enough to answer my questions and I think it turned out great. I made it from cedar and the joinery is mortise and tenon (my first). I really liked the way it looked as just natural cedar but in the end decided to paint it to match the house. I finished this project last spring and as you can see the plant in it isn’t doing so well….apparently i do not have a green thumb!

-- The second mouse gets the cheese.

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#1 posted 09-12-2011 01:58 AM

It a shame you had to paint it. I always hate it when I have to paint good looking wood.

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#2 posted 09-12-2011 10:57 AM

Did you allow for drainage? Maybe why your plants are not doing so well.

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#3 posted 09-12-2011 06:46 PM

Yeah I allowed for drainage, I should elaborate that it isn’t as much a planter as something that holds the planter. The actual planter sits inside of it and is raised above the ground and has good drainage. We had a lot of dry, hot weather and I probably didn’t water it enough.

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