|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 06-30-2014 06:52 PM||4297 views||2 times favorited||25 comments|
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:
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