Elevated Planter

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Project by nkawtg posted 04-15-2015 04:31 PM 1685 views 16 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from redwood 2×4’s and 2×6’s.
I re-sawed the 2×6’s and ran them through the thickness planer till I hit 3/4” and used them for the planks.
Half lap joints on the 2×4’s

There is a gap between planks of 1/2” and the insides are lined with landscape fabric.
The thought behind this is to allow for evaporation to cool the soil during the summer months here in Vegas.
(We’ll see if that works).

My other project was to manage the Earth Boxes I had laying around. So I modified the bucket stand to accommodate six Earth Boxes with automatic watering.

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 05:26 PM

Exceptional! Really nice execution! I am also a hobby gardener and I really am jealous of the space you have, great potting solutions!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 05:35 PM

Thanks for the kind words Jim, I wish I had more backyard space. There isn’t room to put a 10×10 pergola back there.

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 09:10 PM

Nice arrangement of planters … not to mention the plants and how healthy they look.
I have a tomato bed in a raised bed with auto irrigation as I live in the desert also. I just picked the first tomato last week and now about four per day.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 04-16-2015 04:47 AM

As you are aware; some of us borrow(copy) the excellent ideas. I am sure that I am not going to be the “lone ranger’ about borrowing the elevated planter idea.

Nice work on the whole setup!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 04-16-2015 02:19 PM

Thanks everyone.

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#7 posted 04-16-2015 08:49 PM

Very nice; looks solid. We just bought a commercial version, the VegTrug, which you may have seen. When my wife first mentioned wanting one, I, of course, said “But wait, I can build one!” Her response was something along the lines of “But I want it THIS year…”

-- Steve, in Morris County, NJ

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#8 posted 04-18-2015 01:51 AM

Very nice shape and design. You might get a few wandering bees thinking it’s a top bar hive. If the plant thing doesn’t work out, build a lid and keep yourself some honeybees. Do they have bees in Vegas?

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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#9 posted 06-01-2016 08:17 PM

These planters are very Impressive to look at. I have made many over the years But nothing to this high standard.
Very nice work. They are Awesome..

-- WoodCrafts 67

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