LumberJocks

Sapele Veneered Planter

  • Advertise with us
Project by rabbott3 posted 05-07-2018 12:46 AM 519 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all, I just finished my sophomore year of college and just started summer break. It was great getting back into my garage making something with my hands, rather than doing required assignments for college.
These were made with mdf and clearanced sapele veneer from my local Rockler store (75% off!!!). The fake succulents, rocks, and foam were purchased from Michaels. Overall, I spent about $30 in materials and supplies and have plenty more.
As my first time working with veneer, I wish I had used my flush trim router bit on the edges rather than a razor. Also, wish I had not painted the end grain mdf black as it picks up dust and is annoyingly visible. Perhaps I should of sealed the end grain with spackle or edge banded it?
I finished it 220 sand paper, wipe on poly, grey and white scotch pads, and paste wax. I am beyond satisfied with the finish :)





2 comments so far

View MilFlyer's profile

MilFlyer

939 posts in 1754 days


#1 posted 05-07-2018 08:03 PM

Wow! Very creative and colorful! While I understand what you’re saying about the black I’ll have to say it does a great job of making the rest of the project standout and be noticed and even kind of sets a boundary between the planter and the plants. :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

View rabbott3's profile

rabbott3

8 posts in 181 days


#2 posted 05-08-2018 02:39 AM



Wow! Very creative and colorful! While I understand what you re saying about the black I ll have to say it does a great job of making the rest of the project standout and be noticed and even kind of sets a boundary between the planter and the plants. :)

- MilFlyer

I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for seeing some positive in the black plant, I didn’t think about it creating a boundary.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com