Planter box with Trellis

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This is the planter box and trellis that is featured on cover of wood magazine. I built it out of cedar instead of cypress. the trellis has copper pipe, which I found a little difficult to slide the wood post onto. directions caled for a 15/16 drill bit, but who really has this size?? i just used a 7/8 and then a drum sander after cracking several boards and remaking them. I still need to apply varnish, then when the weather warms up. plant some vegitation in it… I found this very simple and easy to build. and I am already being asked to make more…...over all hieght is about 6’ 6” just shy of 4 ’ long or wide
and ony about 2’ deep. The directions called for/ suggested using a pocket screw hole joinery jig. so i splurged and purchased one, and i loved it…

-- eat crap

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 03:11 AM

This is a great project. Very well done!! I am looking to get into growing vegetables so this is a great idea to muse off of. Thank you for sharing.

-- Ryan, Arizona

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 03:18 AM

We just built the same project of cedar also.My question is varnish a good idea?In my experience sun and weather quickly trash Spar Urethane {cracks,peels,etc}.Maybe we should leave it unfinished?Cedar siding is usually left unfinished on homes {I think}.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 03:19 AM

Nice looking project.

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 03:41 AM

Excellent work!!!

Now I just have to figure out how to make Lumber Jocks a password entry website to keep my wife from seeing that and requesting 10 of them to line our driveway with.

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 03:54 AM

Well, gfadvm. I guess its a matter of opinion on varnishing. but i am deffinately gonna give it a try. i hate to leave wood bare esp outside, and painting cedar i feel is a sin. Rice_Eater, good luck hiding this and enjoy building 10 of them. I already got request for 2

-- eat crap

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#6 posted 03-29-2011 05:08 AM

Thumbs up

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 03-29-2011 06:03 AM

Very nice job. I thought of making one myself with the copper pipe till I priced the pipe today. over $2.50 a foot. i think mind will be painted plastic pipe. Yes I am cheap.


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#8 posted 03-29-2011 04:32 PM

Really Nice michael, Great Job

Just got the Kreg Jig myself a week or so ago, I ‘m lovin it as well.

I do agree with PAPLOU, seems like about $60.00 or so in pipe. (just guessing, haven’t seen plan)

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#9 posted 03-29-2011 06:26 PM

Beautiful trellis! I am looking at this and trying to imagine how it would look rustic style with twigs and branches. When I get some time I will try and give it a whirl. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#10 posted 03-29-2011 07:35 PM

Nice project. Gonna have to hide this from my wife.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#11 posted 03-29-2011 09:36 PM

Looks great. The copper was hard to see on facebook. I like the idea, it’ll be cool when it weathers and has stuff growing oni it

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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