Chippendale Planter Boxes

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Project by RangerTracy posted 06-01-2012 01:28 AM 6988 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I initially was making only two of these for my wife because our old ones were 13 years old and had rotted away…”I never re-painted them”. When she told me what they cost to buy, I told her that I would make her some and save about $100. Anyway, the light went on in my head and I saw some extra money in it! Ya know, money for the wood shop. So I decided to make four extra boxes and I currently have them on craigslist…wish me luck. I’m only asking $30 a piece and they’re very sturdy and strong. Now that I have all the templates and jigs, I’ll be able to make them much easier and faster! Wish I had a paint sprayer though, that’s the most time consuming part!

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#1 posted 06-01-2012 06:55 AM

I like these. What kind of material did you use?

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#2 posted 06-01-2012 07:56 AM

They look great… Well done.

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 08:32 AM

I truly appreciate the kind comments! I used pine 1/4” ply, 2×2’s, 1×2’s and 1×4’s that I ripped into four 1×1 strips. I routed 1/4” grooves in the legs and top supports so the ply would hold in place better. My old ones, which I bought years ago simply had the ply flush to the sides and I just couldn’t bring myself to make it that way.

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 10:49 AM

They look great! If your looking to sell them you should give my site a try, No membership or listing fees. To get back on topic, I like the lines in the boxes. Great job!

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#5 posted 06-01-2012 12:04 PM

You could avoid the painting by using PVC Lumber – just a thought.

The do indeed look great – certainly worth 30 bucks.


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#6 posted 06-01-2012 01:31 PM

These look like they would be a good ongoing product for you. Nice going.


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#7 posted 06-03-2012 01:53 AM

Welcome to LJs!
Great looking planter boxes.

-- Steve (North Louisiana, near Ruston)

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 04:03 PM

where can I buy these for $30.00? I want them

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#9 posted 01-31-2014 04:06 PM

looked on craig’s list , didn’t see them

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