|Project by RLindberry||posted 02-16-2011 05:38 AM||7644 views||18 times favorited||9 comments|
These were built on request of a homeowner who saw something similar in a catalog, though this was a completely original design. They had already purchased plastic planters and wanted some outdoor “holders” for the planters for the deck, on which they planned to do some entertaining. I ended up making three of them.
These are all cedar. The legs are just 2×2 with chamfered edges at the bottom. The walls are rough sawn cedar 1×4s and the top cap is 5/4×4 with a small profile routed on the edge. Corner boards are 1×2s with a routed profile on the edges and mitered at the corner which was then chamfered off. There is a bit of framework inside that holds a bunch of 1×2’s spaced evenly to allow for drainage and to hold the planters. They turned out nice, and the homeowners were happy. They looked really good on the cedar deck (which, incidentally, I also built).
I thought they looked terrific when I delivered them, but then the homeowner painted the cap white to match the deck and took them to a whole new level in my opinion!