Hanging planter

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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 06-18-2017 08:02 PM 677 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2017 08:02 PM

Guys, I’m making a cedar planter which will have a 36” liner in it and be hung of the metal balusters on my Trex railings. I was wondering how you would attach the short side in this pic to give it its best holding power. I was going to make mortise and tenons on them but didn’t have enough material to leave tenons on them. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 10:49 PM


Loose tenons?

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 12:02 AM

How about 5/16” dowels with glue.

Another option would be to drill 1/4” hole through from side to side and then washers and nuts. Glue would also help here too.

Another way is to use a metal band around the end fastened with screws after glue applied.

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#3 posted 06-21-2017 08:10 PM

Guys, thanks for the replies. I wound up using some Kreg pocket screws for the ends and because the liner was angled I was able to add a piece of almost 5/8 material under the lip screwing to the front and back supports, I also used Titebond 3.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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