I finished painting my patio planter boxes today. I like the way they came out. Thanks to the mortise and tenon, and panel construction, they are very sturdy. The were a lot of dadoes, mortises, tenons, and trim to cut for this project, but it was a lot of fun fitting all the pieces together.
The colors are Martha Stewart’s “Monk’s Glove” and “Chianti” from Home Depot.
Working on these in my garage attracted a lot of attention. As I was finishing up the white primer coat last Friday, a neighbor, who is pregnant, came over to check them out and asked if she could hire me to build a toy box in the same style as the planter boxes. This toy box will be the next project that I start.
-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."