Reclaimed Poplar Planter Bench

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Project by warnimct posted 06-05-2010 05:43 AM 10819 views 21 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built these planters and bench out of poplar that was trim on a wall that was being torn down. Finished with exterior poly

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#1 posted 06-05-2010 05:48 AM

This is a great looking bench and planter combo

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#2 posted 06-05-2010 05:54 AM

Very nice looking planters and bench.

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#3 posted 06-05-2010 05:56 AM

cool idea – I dont think I’ve seen this combination before. Looks really awesome. Thanks for posting

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 06-05-2010 06:15 AM

nice, i’m sure it will prove a popular spot to rest on a weekend afternoon.

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#5 posted 06-05-2010 07:31 AM

Nice looking planter.

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#6 posted 06-05-2010 11:49 AM

Really good. Looks like you could build it in to a corner,with another side. Hmmm

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#7 posted 06-05-2010 02:07 PM

Very cool work. That has to be a hot spot on any back porch. I’m going to have to add this to my favorites… I know a few folks who would love something similar to this. Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 06-05-2010 02:57 PM

That is a really cool design and very nice build. I would love to see more pictures of the bench top. It looks very interesting. Very nice combination of colors in the wood. I like it alot!

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#9 posted 06-05-2010 04:44 PM

that’s pretty sweet, i like that!

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#10 posted 06-05-2010 07:35 PM

Very nice, I’m sure anyone could find a perfect spot in the yard or on a deck for a project like this.

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#11 posted 06-05-2010 09:07 PM

Thanks for all the comments!

-- C...

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#12 posted 06-06-2010 05:04 PM

What a great use for some old wood, especially since it’s poplar. Did you line the planter boxes, or spray anything additional inside to help control the moisture? Are there drain holes in the bottom?

Martyn, the corner idea would work well. We have friends that have something very similar to this out on their porch, but it is a corner unit, so add one more side for an additional seating area.

Looks like you maybe glued a couple of pieces together to make more of a beam, then used one of these beams at the front and rear of the seat, plus one in the middle, then evenly spaced single slats between the beams. Is that correct? Maybe you can add a few additional pictures?

Thanks for posting this, as I’m sure a lot of people will find it an attractive piece that they just might want to replicate, or modify to suit their needs.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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