|Project by fiddlebanshee||posted 08-25-2014 05:50 PM||1168 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
I am very much a beginning woodworker. I finally set up shop in our new garage and am starting to build some projects. I will upload some other projects later but this one was a planter that we needed to partition a walkway off of the parkinglot/driveway. I’ll be making two of these with a matching storage box for our garden hoses to live during the winter. The storage box was actually the prototype which I didn’t like as a planter (too high) but is perfect to stash away all those hoses that otherwise would be laying around.
It is 25×29 and 27 inches high. It is made of 1×6 and 1×4 cedar and some 1×2 trim. Frame construction was pocketholes. The 1×6 vertical slats are connected to the upper rail with a tongue in groove construction (first time for me). The slats are attached to the bottom frame member by screws. Otherwise they free float in the groove. I wanted to make sure the crazy temperature and humidity swings in our climate would not cause havoc, and I wanted to wood to be able to move. The bottom is 4 slats with about an inch in between each for drainage.
It took me about 3 hours to make this. Will make another one next weekend. Then it is on to a storage box for wood cutoffs, and a stand for my bandsaw.
-- As if I needed another hobby!