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Box-joint Planter Box

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Project by Lalen posted 01-08-2017 03:05 AM 1339 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter mentioned she would like a long box as a centerpiece for her table. She wanted to put 5 1-quart mason jars in it and I assume she will be filling them for more decoration. I did a little internet search and found that people call these planter boxes. many of them in etsy shops, etc.

She said she didn’t want it distressed or too rustic.

I’ve been wanting to try box joints, so I built a jig after researching and watching videos on you tube. I got a dado stack for Christmas and just had to try it out!

I used Red Oak, and 1/4 inch red oak plywood for the bottom. 1/4” box joints and cut a dado for the bottom to fit in.

I had actually built a prototype out of some scrap pine, and it looks pretty good too. I’ll just have put some finish on it and find some use for it.

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta





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#1 posted 01-08-2017 06:12 AM

That’s awesome Lalen. Nice tight joints. You nailed it.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 01-08-2017 08:36 PM

Hey Rich,

Actually, I didn’t nail it at all! Just box joints and glue! :)

Just kidding.. I appreciate the kind words.


That s awesome Lalen. Nice tight joints. You nailed it.

- RichTaylor


-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#3 posted 01-09-2017 04:01 AM

You gave me a good laugh there buddy. I bet your mom is loving her mixer stand. Take care.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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