|Project by Gregg M.||posted 07-28-2014 12:57 PM||1470 views||10 times favorited||2 comments|
Cedar Planter Box
I had some cedar off cuts that were given to me by a friend with a saw mill. The cedar came from a 50 year old telephone pole that had been pulled and replaced. I wanted to make planter boxes so I searched the site for other planter boxes that members had made. I found a number of boxes that I liked so I made a few tweaks and came up with a design. The sides (stiles, rails) are tongue and groove, the slats are ship lapped and rabbited at the top/bottom to fit into a groove in the rails. The mitered top is joined with biscuits, screwed and glued to box and plugged with ipe. The corner posts are cut from a cedar 2×4. The slats are 1/2” cedar and the rails, stiles and top are 3/4 cedar. The finish is Watco Danish Oil with a Spar topcoat.
-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA - http://www.MarvelWoodworking.com