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Rectangular Planter Box #5: Top Trim

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Blog entry by edwood1975 posted 03-13-2015 01:43 PM 1163 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I used 4×2 boards to trim the top of the planter box so as to conceal the top frame and screwed them into the frame with 3” screws….sorry everything screw up to this point was 2” .......

I router 4 pieces of trim with a chamfer bit to give it that finishing touch… And that’s basically it job done…

All that is left is to lightly sand and buy some castors so it can be mobile cause it’s pretty heavy… And that’s it

Hope you like it

-- Ed



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robscastle

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#1 posted 03-14-2015 07:15 AM

Nice planter box, you have done a very good job on it.

Now something to consider, once the soil has been added moving it will be almost impossible.

Adding castors “may” may provide a solution, but they will have to be so big it may make then almost prohibitive size and cost wise.
A better solution would be to before filling it ask your sister in law where she would like it positioned, and explain once the soil is added its effectively unmovable due to the weight.

Castors, and I would imagine them to be the size and quality of a supermart shopping trolley variety would be needed.

Then by the time you want to relocate it, the castors may have become seized due to a couple of reasons,
1. The tyres have developed flats spots on the wheels from sitting for so long, and
The bearings and pivots may have absorbed water and rusted up on you.

-- Regards Robert

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edwood1975

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#2 posted 03-14-2015 12:48 PM



Nice planter box, you have done a very good job on it.

Now something to consider, once the soil has been added moving it will be almost impossible.

Adding castors “may” may provide a solution, but they will have to be so big it may make then almost prohibitive size and cost wise.
A better solution would be to before filling it ask your sister in law where she would like it positioned, and explain once the soil is added its effectively unmovable due to the weight.

Castors, and I would imagine them to be the size and quality of a supermart shopping trolley variety would be needed.

Then by the time you want to relocate it, the castors may have become seized due to a couple of reasons,
1. The tyres have developed flats spots on the wheels from sitting for so long, and
The bearings and pivots may have absorbed water and rusted up on you.

- robscastle

I would agree with you and usually planter boxes are filled with soil but this particular planter will have an arrangement of smaller potted plants in much smsll pots and they will be arranged on a platform within the planter to raise them.

I used this concept with my planter and it works awesome and I did out 3” castors on it and it’s very functional and beautiful on my deck…

If I wasn’t doing this I woukdnt even attempt it…

Thanks

-- Ed

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