|Project by Dave Rutan||posted 08-13-2016 01:08 AM||1086 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I was asked if I could build something to cover some ugly post foundations at a friend’s house. The previous owners apparently felt that shapeless lumps of concrete with random rocks stuck in it was attractive. My friend did not. She wanted something that could hold potted plants.
I took some measurements, made my calculations and bought some 5/4 pressure treated pine. After I started cutting it to size, I realized I had underestimated. I went back and bought some more and finished cutting the wood.
Because I had to wrap these around the posts I made the boxes 3 sided. I put the third side on along with the tops on site. After everything was encased I used some scraps to build a collar around each post. These both hide my cuts around the post and help transition the boxes to the deck posts. The deck is slated to be power washed and painted and those workers will paint the boxes as well.
Well, it’s sort of woodworking!
I was surprised that these all fit in the back of my car (the silver one in pic 3.)
-- Ni faru ion el ligno!