Planter boxes

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Project by Wingstress posted 07-16-2009 05:04 AM 1808 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After I built my deck I had tons of 1X1 scraps about 18-inches long. They were left over from the spindles in the railing. I wasn’t sure what to do with them so I decided to make a couple planters for my mom. The inside of the planters are lined with galvanized steel flashing because I was concerned the plant roots would creep through the cracks of the walls. Naturally they are pressure treated pine. I just used some left over deck stain. In this photo they are about 3 years old, so they have held up very well.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 07-16-2009 05:08 AM

Nice planter boxes Tom

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#2 posted 07-16-2009 05:21 AM

Nice planter boxes, Tom.

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#3 posted 07-16-2009 02:23 PM

Cool looking planters, my wife can’t see these she’ll want a dozen.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 07-01-2011 11:19 PM

How is this made? do you have any plans? I would LOVE to make these since they are more decorative than most!

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#5 posted 07-05-2011 05:53 PM

Sorry I don’t have plans. They were just left over spindles from a deck railing. I do remember using a nail gun and nailing the spindles together. I then cut them in a squares. I then built a frame and slid the squares down to make a side. (similar to how you would make a picture frame or cabinet door)

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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