|Project by newTim||posted 04-25-2016 10:48 PM||1140 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
I’ve been fixing to try this approach for long while now. The problem with these boxes is connecting the corners so they don’t warp and/or pull apart. This is mainly due to drilling into the end grain. Also, 2×12 stock is heavy and I’m getting older, and it is expensive. I got 12 fence slats from the big Orange store for $2.60 each. I trimmed them to about 70” in length and the cut four in half to make 8 end pieces. I cut the 4×8 in four pieces to match the height of the four slats, about 23” and then cut a slightly wider dado, groove, whatever on the table saw. I screwed the bottom slats in place from the inside and my wife and I easily carried it out to the garden where I installed the rest of the slats. All in all, the whole thing took less time than Golden State to beat Houston in Game 3. :). And not a bad result.
We wanted to make it higher than the other ones as we’re getting tired of stooping to work, etc. I will probably add a 2×6 top rail so I can use it as a bench.
-- tim hill www.newcalshop.com