|Project by harum||posted 07-05-2014 02:51 AM||1071 views||10 times favorited||4 comments|
This is a long and narrow flower box for the shelf outside the kitchen window. It’s made of redwood, finished with exterior penetrating oil and measures 58” long × 12” high × 10” wide. I built this box using plans from “woodmagazine.com/woodworking-plans/free/planter-box-and-trellis-woodworking-plan”; changed the dimensions to fit the window shelf. The original box seemed to have no bottom, so I added short 5/8” planks painted with oil-based paint for flower pots to sit on. Finally, used a couple of bolts to secure the box to the shelf because gusty winds are not uncommon. Polyurethane glue and wood screws hold the box together. Redwood is beautiful wood and easy to work with. I wish it were a bit harder.
-- Having finished many DIY projects, I still don't know how things should be done, but I surely know how they should not be done.