|Project by harum||posted 07-10-2014 11:32 PM||1149 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
Finally finished two planters made of redwood for my wife. I used plans from WoodsmithPlans.com, WS15916. The wood came from a local landscaping yard. The finish is redwood color penetrating oil. It was quite a project involving some mortise/tennon joinery (cut with table saw). I have tried for the first time some joinery techniques. It came out pretty well: the wife said that without the side panels and with a nice top, the longer planter would make a pretty coffee table. (Ok, I know what my next woodworking project should be.)
The dimensions are: 27” long × 23” wide × 25” high and 40” l × 23” w × 20-1/2” h. They will sit next to each other, the taller planned for a princess tree. The bottom is painted with an oil-based paint and its height can be adjusted:
I would like to thank my neighbor, a passionate woodworker and a WWII veteran, for kindly letting me use the tools in his garage shop.
The last but not least: This penetrating oil stuff is something to keep an eye on! The cotton rug I used for wiping off excess oil started smoking about two hours after I left it on the garage floor. The inside of it was hot to touch and changed color. This is no joke!
-- 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.