Last minute Mother's Day gift

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Project by RDR posted 05-08-2011 12:48 AM 1756 views 11 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife went shopping today, so I took the opportunity to whip up a last minute Mother’s day gift. It is a planter box made of cedar. I had no plans whatsoever going into this project. I just went to the big box store and grabbed what I thought I might need. Initially I planned on making two of these, but I ran out of material. Oops. I guess I should have planned a bit :)

The construction is simply Titebond III and brad nails. Nothing fancy. I rounded over the edges of the inner slats with a 1/4” round over bit in the router table, and there is a small rabbet around the top edge for the plastic liner to sit in. The liner is also supported underneath with 2 slats. The bottom of the box is open.

All in all, not bad for a couple of hours of work (and a few minutes of “gardening”). I hope she likes it!

-- The Dude abides...

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#1 posted 05-08-2011 02:13 AM

What did you use for a liner for the plants ???

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

It’s just a store bought plastic planter/liner. It’s about 24 inches long, 8 wide, and 6 deep. 8 bucks at the big box store. The planter is a couple inches deeper than the liner.

-- The Dude abides...

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#3 posted 05-08-2011 07:35 AM

Your either a fast worker or your wife goes shopping like mine. All day….....(this is a great planter)

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 05-08-2011 03:44 PM

Good job, looks great!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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