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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-30-2014 06:52 PM 3900 views 2 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter asked me to make her a couple new flower boxes after the supports on the old ones rotted out and this winter’s snows caused them to fall off the house.
These two boxes are 11”x16 1/2” x52” and are made out of treated 5/4 material with tongue and groove cedar bottoms.
The sides and ends are put together with glue, 1/2” dowels and pocket screws. The bottoms were made from some old and some new T&G cedar that I had in the wood room.

The supports are made from pine and are put together with mortice and tenons, glue and screws. The two outer halves each have a half mortice in them on the mill ( last shot). They were doweled and screwed to the boards that fit in between the siding on the house.

The boxes will be painted in a year when the treated wood has time to weather and dry out. I left it sit stickered for a month and it is still wet. The supports have 2 coats of primer and two coats of paint on them.

I hope they last her a while!!.................cheers, Jim

Well she got it filled up and here it is at work:

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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John Stegall

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#1 posted 06-30-2014 07:01 PM

Looks great Jim. That looks like one serious overhead router.

-- jstegall

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MShort

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#2 posted 06-30-2014 07:06 PM

Fantastic Jim !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 07:12 PM

Looks great and very nicely done—they should last a while.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 07:22 PM

COOL Planter boxes!

She will like them very much!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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RussInMichigan

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 07:26 PM

Good looking flower boxes, Jim.

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stefang

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#6 posted 06-30-2014 07:29 PM

Good looking planter boxes Jim. I like the supports they are mounted on too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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kiefer

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#7 posted 06-30-2014 08:13 PM

Well done dad I am sure she will be happy and they should last .

-- Kiefer 松

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-30-2014 08:20 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. She is filling them with dirt tonight and had a flowers already to plant.

..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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luv2learn

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#9 posted 06-30-2014 08:39 PM

You are a good Dad Jim. Those boxes ought to last her for years to come.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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peteg

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#10 posted 06-30-2014 09:38 PM

Pleased to see you are also a “please Dad can you …..” just love it Mate, and of course Dads always say YES
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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grizzman

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#11 posted 06-30-2014 09:44 PM

really nice boxes jim, i love the joinery you used on the brackets…they will hold up into the millennium…i like what i can see of your home, it looks like true michigan colors and cedar shakes…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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mafe

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#12 posted 06-30-2014 10:37 PM

Looks really nice.
You have a lucky daughter in law. ;-)
Best thoughts my friend,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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doubleDD

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#13 posted 06-30-2014 10:39 PM

Oh, I think they will last awhile. The supports are neat and should outlast us. Good Dad job.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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BusterB

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#14 posted 06-30-2014 10:40 PM

Once again Jim….very nice work sir. The things we do for our families….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Bob Collins

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#15 posted 06-30-2014 11:33 PM

Look great Jim, nice work and your still No.1 family man.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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