Pallet and Scrap Metal Swan Planter Box.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 09-17-2014 05:14 AM 1054 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes I get a bit fed up with the more exacting work and so just go a little mad. The Planter is entirely made out of found wood and metal with a bit of imagination thrown in. The body and feet are from a pallet, the legs from a milking shed, the head from a light fitting, the tail from and old garden fork and the wings from an old saw. I did feel a little guilty about cutting the saw up. The total cost of the materials for the project was zero.

Construction was pretty simple thanks to my trusty angle grinder for zipping through the metal. I couldn’t be bothered if I had to cut it with a hacksaw. Gorilla glue, nails and a few screws hold everything together. Finding metal pieces that have potential for the wanted shapes is the hardest part. Still it’s a lot of fun rummaging around old scrap heaps.

-- RusticJohn

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 09-17-2014 05:48 AM

LoL. Great to see something just plain fun and wacky. Nice work. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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Eli Adamit

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#2 posted 09-17-2014 08:23 AM

cute :)

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#3 posted 09-17-2014 09:39 AM

Friend you just HAVE to be a redneck. That is just fantastic, and only we rednecks have enough backwoods education to turn out such treasures. There is no such thing as trash if it can be turned into art.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-17-2014 12:25 PM

Great, John. You let ‘er all go on this one. One needs to do this from time to time to release the the bonds of exactness!!

Nice going…............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-17-2014 07:37 PM

Thank you for the comments Guys. It was a fun project to make.

-- RusticJohn

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#6 posted 01-09-2015 02:05 PM

I love it!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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