Cedar planter boxes and bench

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Project by tkroupa posted 02-23-2014 08:46 PM 2533 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased a bunk of Western Red Cedar during Christmas and had these in mind for a while. The bench was a bonus with the extra wood I had left over. These pieces were cut offs about 26 inches long.

I actually got my daughter to help during Christmas break form her last year at college, where she will graduate in May with a 4 year RN degree. She spends most of her time with her mother, but I am getting her to spend more time with me in the shop. She actually does some welding too, as I do some craft items with horseshoes.

She really had fun with these and she did some of the cutting and really liked the nail/staple gun. She had fun in the box taking the picture and showing off her protective eye wear and wearing an old shop jacket of mine.

My oldest son who graduated with an Accounting and Finance degree 2 years ago, now likes to come over and spend time with me in the shop too. He helped with the bench and did a really good job. It is amazing how kids change and grow up once they are out of high school. They have both grown up to be great people. One more kid to go, he is a sophomore in college and he too likes to help in the shop when he is home. So I am blessed to have great kids who are responsible adults and still like to learn and spend time with the old man.

These boxes were meant to go in the back yard and patio, but friends have already bought them and I have orders for more, now I just need to acquire more wood that is cheap or scrap.

Thanks for looking and working on more projects this spring.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho

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#1 posted 02-24-2014 03:40 AM

Nice work, bith with the wood and also raising kids. thx for sharing.

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#2 posted 02-24-2014 10:20 AM

Looks like you have been busy..nice planter boxes. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#3 posted 02-24-2014 09:45 PM

nice work! also great to hear about your kids having fun with you in the shop … that is priceless

-- Mark clio,mi ..making wood talk is fun

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 08:00 PM

Nice work….And if you spent time with your kids in the processes, even better. I have been trying to get my son to work with me in the shop as well.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#5 posted 07-31-2014 10:09 AM

I like the way these look, do you have an pics of the inside?

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