Redwood Planters

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Project by Pdl posted 03-25-2013 03:46 PM 1764 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother-in-law works for a cabinet/flooring shop and they were throwing away 1×12x 8 foot long redwood boards that were mainly heartwood and cracking. I got about 20 of these boards along with 20 1-1/4×1-1/4×8’ long redwood posts. They are warped bad, but can work. After planing, jointing, and ripping, we have enough wood for 4 of the planters in the pictures, and one large on in the 3D cad file. All with FREE wood. They are 18” deep and about 16” square. The large one is 18” deep and 16”x32”. He is going to get me a bunch of alder that they are throwing out too. I cant wait… Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 03-25-2013 10:51 PM

very nice planters,beautiful work.
wish my brother-in-law could give me free wood.
post what you build with the alder,thanks for sharing!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 12:22 AM

Those are nice. Just curious on why you didn’t miter the trim boards, like you did the tops?

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 12:26 AM

Cool! Almost a dead ringer for a box I made to fit in a niche in the kitchen for recycle bottles, etc. Mine was misc. scraps, spray painted with what we had on hand. Not fine craftsmanship, but functional and mostly hidden enough so no one is the wiser… hehe

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 12:20 PM

Very nice work. I need to build some myself.

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 02:55 PM

To address the question, I didnt miter the corners because I was working with my brother-in-law and he didn’t want to go through the “trouble”. So after he left, I “cleaned” them up a bit. He likes these better. We were going to do square butt joints in stead of the miters. He was about function, I wanted it to look as nice a possible.

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