Turtle Planter

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Project by Sam12 posted 05-19-2014 03:33 AM 1097 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project is meant to be used as a flower planter. As you can see in the 2nd picture it has a hole in the top for an 8” clay pot. The planter is built using 3/4” MDO plywood for the body and shell. The head and tail are made using 1 1/4” popular and the purple hexagons on the shell are 1/4” popular. This was a fun little project to build and I hope to build more in the future so he has some ‘friends’. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 05-19-2014 06:40 AM

arr come on where are the other four pictures ?
Surely you took more pictures of such a great project?

very nice work!!!!

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 10:45 AM

That is too cute for words. What type/brand of paint did you use since this is for an outdoor planter?

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 06:29 PM

Cute little guy!!! Nice job!!! I had a turtle when I was growing up. Made me think of him. Thanks!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 05-20-2014 02:44 AM

Thanks everyone: Glad you like it!! I will try to post some more pictures once I have planted flowers in it. The paint that I used was Pittsburg Ultra exterior gloss paint. In the past I have used Glidden as well as Rustoleum/Painter’s Touch on my exterior projects and had really good results.

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 03:37 AM

Here is a picture of the little fellow with some begonia’s in his pot. I used a 1 gallon ice cream bucket for the pot and I am amazed how much room it provides for the plants. Maybe next year I will try some of those wave petunias to get that cascading effect over the sides of his shell.

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#6 posted 08-07-2015 09:00 AM

Hi i was woundering if you could give me the pattern, I’m just starting woodworking and I want to find some patterns that won’t cost me. Thankyou so much

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#7 posted 08-07-2015 02:28 PM

This is really cute. The pattern is nice and I love the colors.

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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