Cedar plant stand

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Project by Gibsonman posted 05-06-2014 09:19 PM 2020 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a set of stools for my mother-in-law to use as plant stands on her new deck. It was my first real experience working with cedar and I’m not really fond of how it splits and splitters with every cut. I was happy with how they turned out. The slatted top gave me a chance practice cutting and fitting tongue and groove and i didn’t think i did too bad. The biggest problem i had was probably do to the play in my miter gauge and my cheap table saw. Over all i really enjoyed working on these and my mother-in-law really liked them. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 05-07-2014 01:15 AM

Looks good to me. They will turn a lovely natural grey over time, and should last for quite a few years.

I could use a few of these for my many hibiscus plants that I put out annually.

Thanks for sharing.

-- jroot

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#2 posted 05-07-2014 03:27 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting.

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#3 posted 05-07-2014 03:08 PM

It’s a nice clean project. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 05-08-2014 06:06 PM

Thanks for the compliments. Jroot you said it might turn grey do you know if it will still do that with a finish on it. I put several coats of spar poly on it to help extend the life a little longer.

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