Redwood Flower boxes

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Project by SgtRich posted 06-11-2015 12:22 PM 900 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

a coworker asked if I could build two flower boxes to replace her grandparent’s current, dilapidated, paint peeling, flower boxes. Grandpa, who is or was an architect, gave me some specific design direction and dimensions. So the “what” was covered, I just figured out the “how”.
I gave them a few price/material options and they chose the Redwood option. no complaints here.
Construction is mostly pocket hole joinery and polyurethane glue. Originally thinking a Teak Oil finish, but I guessed they may not keep up with re-applying the oil as it would need, so I went with ReadySeal Deck Stain in a cedar shade.
not rocket science here, but a fun, quick turn project.

-- Every day is another opportunity to create something great.

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#1 posted 06-11-2015 12:54 PM

Very nice! They look great in place and populated with green foliage.

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#2 posted 06-11-2015 01:22 PM

These make a really nice accent to that house. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 06-11-2015 01:41 PM

You did a good job!

Did you line or coat the inside any special way?

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#4 posted 06-11-2015 02:00 PM

Nice job!!!

-- Carl W Richardson, Tennessee Woodworker

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#5 posted 06-11-2015 07:59 PM

I did not add anything to the inside, aside from giving it a good deck stain coating. I asked the co-worker if they wanted drain holes or anything done to the inside, in which she told me that her grandparents (or her) will take care of that if needed. I have a feeling they will use plastic planters set in.

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