Cedar Planters

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Project by Thepps posted 07-20-2014 08:35 PM 1160 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built six of these planters for my wife for mothers day. Three blue, two green, and one lime green. All made out of cedar I had left over from other projects. The blue planters enclose a ‘pressure treated box’ that I built to hold in the dirt. The green planters have a plastic liner that drops in from above. I got the idea and plans from Family Handyman April 2005.

My kids and I planted most of the plants from seeds and bulbs this past spring. We surprised Mom on Mothers day with the flowers.

This is a pretty fun project and sure does look much better than plastic planters that you find at the store.

Thanks for looking!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#1 posted 07-20-2014 08:47 PM

Like the green a lot. Great job.

-- I had a stroke a few years back, and sometimes the words dont come out as well as I would like.

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 09:02 AM

Nice prep prior to spraying. Sanding produced a wonderful smooth look.

-- DonB

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 10:39 AM

Very attractive planters and nicely built.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-22-2014 05:39 PM

Nicely built.Beautiful colours!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 08:38 PM

Nice job involving the kids in your project. I agree that they are much better than plastic. Love the colors too.

-- Mark in Va

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