|Project by ToolBoxJunkie||posted 05-16-2014 01:19 AM||911 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Last Father’s Day I started a tradition of building gifts for our parents instead of buying them. The tailgate benches that I posted along with the other Mother’s day present that I posted, I actually ended up giving that to my mom for her birthday. So this Mother’s day I saw some planter boxes that I thought looked cool so I decided to give it a go.
I started by making two 12×14 top and bottom frames out of pressure treated 2×2. Then I attached cedar boards to those to form the box. Then the real fun began, I went to the local salvage yard and purchased all the reclaimed lumber to make the Chevron patterns. I finished off the mitered top, by taking an old piece of lumber that I had used on a previous table project. That wood was a little bit warped so it make the miter cuts much more difficult than I anticipated…they did not turn out perfect, but I think they work with the overall theme. My wife liked the idea so much that I now have to make one for her! I also think I am going to may another for my aunt and a couple extra to put on craigslist to try and sell. I think it took me about 3-4 hours for each planter, which I did not think was too bad for my first try. Both mothers really thought they were awesome.