|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 2441 days ago||1845 views||1 time favorited||27 comments|
can you believe it? It’s NOT willow!!!
Rick and I went to a sawmill yesterday looking for some wood and in behind the stack we were looking at was this beautiful piece of aromatic cedar. I couldn’t leave without it. So I squeezed my way between the stacked wood and grabbed my little treasure. Rick, of course, just smiled. (He’s such a dear).
I basically followed the same process as with my previous boxes except that this time I used some pine for the bottom and built the box around it rather than sitting the box on top of it.
Purpose: a planter box
Wood: aromatic cedar and pine.
Size: approximately 6” x 7” (big enough for a disposable storage container to fit inside, to hold a plant).
Finishing: sanded and I put a polyurethane finish on the pine.
Joints: cut out with the scrollsaw
Lesson: cut the FRONT first so if you hit a knot and it sends the scrollsaw blade off on a tangent you can match the side joints to the “new” design instead of ending up with a gap sitting in the front of the box.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)