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  1. Cedar planter boxes and bench

    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...
  2. Planter box

    The box material is cedar tone treated wood and galvanized corrugated steel siding.
  3. Patio Planter Boxes

    I built these planter boxes from plans in Woodsmith Magazine's Outdoor Furniture book. I like the way they turned out and apparently, so do my friends and neighbors who kept stopping by my garage to see my progress. I have already been hired buy one neighbor to build a toy box in the same...
  4. Wedding Reception Centerpieces

    A while back my niece asked if I would make the centerpieces for her wedding reception. Since I had done centerpieces for my daughters weddings I kind of knew what I was getting into. After a long discussion it was decided that she wanted 11 serving trays and 11 planter boxes. We then started...
  5. Cypress planter box

    I built this planter box for my wife for her birthday. A good friend of mine gave me a few cypress boards and i decided this would be a good use for them. This was my first time working with cypress and i really enjoyed how it works. I finished the box with teak oil to help keep the water out. I...
  6. Reclaimed planter box

    This planter box is made completely of free wood scraps and pallets. I plan on having two of these for my deck and once I posted a picture of it on facebook, before I put the sealer on, it looks like A LOT of people want some also haha. I really just wanted a simple project to make using the...
  7. Big planter box

    A couple years ago a coworker asked me to make a planter box to go up against the stone wall in her backyard. It's a pretty big one at 12 feet long. Two tiered to grow greens and herbs in the low boxes, and vegetables in the taller boxes in the back. Oh yeah, everything was cut off site and...
  8. Planter Box

    This is a planter box that the gal wanted for some veggies and herbs. It is made out of 3/4 Burch (i think) plywood and some boards that i had laying around to line the outside with for a little flair. The box is about 4 ft by 2 ft with a board that sits about 9 in below the top of the box to...
  9. Cedar Planter box

    Cedar Planter Box I had some cedar off cuts that were given to me by a friend with a saw mill. The cedar came from a 50 year old telephone pole that had been pulled and replaced. I wanted to make planter boxes so I searched the site for other planter boxes that members had made. I found a...
  10. Planter Boxes

    These Planter boxes are about (L)18" x (W)18" x (H)12". I make them with just plane old spruce 2×4's and 2×6's. All the screw holes are plugged and then the whole box gets sanded to get rid of the mill glase. Then they get stained and lined with filter cloth to keep all the dirt inside the...
  11. Small planter box

    Made few planter boxes to be placed on window sills. These are made of untreated cedar fence boards. I ran groves and used 1/4" plywood for the bottom. Very simple and easy project.
  12. New Deck and Deck Benches

    After a grueling month, I have finished the deck. I started by removing the old deck and lattice rails that were painted and peeling badly. After starting, it rained 30 days straight in Ohio and that really delayed my progress. After the rain, I refaced the deck and built the benches and...
  13. Cedar Planter

    I had opportunity to create this planter to be donated to a fundraising event for our local hospice home. I lost my sweet husband to cancer nearly 10 years ago so this hospice organization has a huge soft spot in my heart. I'm always happy to give back to the community by using the gifts the...
  14. Succulent Planter Box

    Howdy, long-time lurker, first-time project poster. My new bride is a big fan of succulents. She asked me to build her a planter box for the front of our house where we could display a nice collection of succulents. We came up with a half rectangle pyramid design that will fit nicely under a...
  15. Cedar Planter Box

    I purchased this plan from PlansNow and made a planter box out of Eastern Cedar for my wife's flowers. Assembled with butt dados and screws, the panels are multiple boards that ride in a groove in the top and bottom rails. Obviously this can have some serious expansion and contraction through...
  16. Planter Boxes

    I made these planters a couple of years ago for Mother's Day. Legs and rails are made of redwood, panels are made from leftover cedar fencing slats. Planter box will fit a 13" diameter pot. Finished with an outdoor penetrating oil finish.
  17. PICKET FENCE/PLANTER BOX

    The above pictures are showing (2) planter boxes with picket fence(s) behind. I constructed the two planter boxes out of cedar, one is 32" the other 36". My wife wanted something between the pole barn doors so I built the boxes than decided to place the picket fences behind the planter boxes...
  18. Simple Planter Box (& Cheap)

    Here my version of Steve Ramsey's "Planned Obsolescence" planter box. The frame is all pine. I laminted (2) 2×4's together for each leg. The horizontal pieces are 2×3. I wasn't able to find bender board at the garden center, but I did find cheap 1×6x6' rough sawn cedar slats in the fence...
  19. Raised bed planters

    Raised bed planters made of douglas fir, and pine. Made as a COVID quarantine family project
  20. Cedar planter box

    This was my first proper wood working project. Lots of DIY stuff around the house, but this was the first real project. I built this planter box as a gift for the mother-in-law. Cedar 2×4 glued to form the legs. Cedar 2×4 stretchers with dado. Panels are 1×6 cedar decking boards left over from...
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