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Project by Ldc posted 05-16-2017 05:02 PM 2241 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The box material is cedar tone treated wood and galvanized corrugated steel siding.





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mikeacg

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#1 posted 05-16-2017 06:05 PM

Great idea and a real cost-saver! I will be borrowing this idea for my raised bed garden area off my kitchen! I always worry about the effects of treated lumber when used for growing food. This seems like a pretty good work-around solution!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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wiz

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#2 posted 05-16-2017 11:36 PM

Very nice!! Great idea!!

<(B^)

-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon, http://www.treewiz.etsy.com

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michelletwo

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#3 posted 05-17-2017 10:37 AM

any idea how long the steel will last when it is constantly wet/damp? nice idea.

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Ldc

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#4 posted 05-17-2017 12:37 PM

Treated lumber process is a lot more safe than it was in previous years, plus the dirt is isolated from it by the corrugated metal.

The corrugated metal should last for decades as it dose when used for roofing or siding.

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Albert

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#5 posted 05-17-2017 01:32 PM

I remember hearing that the Galvanizing process imparts metals such as zink to the finished product. You might want to do some research as these metals may be worse than the pressure treated wood. I might be wrong but I don’t think so. It’s not like plutonium but personally I would line it with cedar, it would last for many years.

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 05-17-2017 03:21 PM

It looks like a sturdy planter box.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Rhyno29

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#7 posted 05-19-2017 09:44 AM

For planter boxes the zinc will leach around the metal, but does not uptake into the soil very well. It has relatively low bio-availability. It might affect the micro organisms as some of them with thrive and some will not with zinc. Vegetables grown would be safe to eat and should grow fine in a balanced soil.

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tyvekboy

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#8 posted 06-03-2017 02:47 AM

Saw your project and thought of the planter box that I made for my wife.

It won’t float cause I drilled holes in the bottom to provide drainage.

When I was a boy, we use to make these with an outrigger and it provided a lot of fun.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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