Patio planters

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Project by John posted 10-06-2010 11:12 PM 9482 views 16 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Eight patio planters made from common cedar. 2×4 frames, 1×4 v-groove cedar, 5/4×4 coping and 5/4×4 pressure treated floor. The frames and coping were assembled with pocket hole screws and Titebond lll The insides are lined with filter fabric on the bottom and roofing felt on the sides. Cabots clear preservative inside and out.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#1 posted 10-06-2010 11:40 PM

Nice project – been looking for something like this for my patio – aprox how manty inches of dirt will be placed in the boxes or are you planning on leaving the flowers in their origional clay pots and just drop them down into the planters – Thank You for your post !!!

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#2 posted 10-07-2010 12:06 AM

Very pretty planters. Love the wood and the design.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 10-07-2010 12:07 AM

Nice looking planters.

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#4 posted 10-07-2010 12:08 AM

This customer wants to grow tall plants in these for privacy. The depth of the soil will be about 19”. This would not have been my solution to his problem but this is what he wanted. I would also have arranged the planters with more space between each section – I think that would look less confining but he was very happy with the final product.

-- John, Long Island, NY

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#5 posted 10-07-2010 12:35 AM

Looks very nice John

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 10-08-2010 07:47 PM

Hey really nice work; Glad to hear it is coated on the inside; so many people just fill them with dirt and they rot within a few years! They really fit your patio well!

-- GX

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