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Project by richgreer posted 05-31-2011 12:55 AM 1472 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is one of the two herb gardens we just set up. Nothing beats stepping outside to pick fresh basil, tarragon, chives, etc. The base is made of white oak. It is unfinished and I intend to let it weather naturally. Now here is the real question. Can anyone identify what the metal holder is (or was)?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.





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grizzman

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 01:17 AM

well i cant see it to really make a accurate guess, but i had the thought of a grill top from a small grill…or how about a small pizza pan…love them fresh herbs..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 05-31-2011 01:58 AM

Rich, I’ve got to show loml this. Her idea of an herb garden can’t be smaller than 100 sq. ft. Yep, lots of herbs going to seed.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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spunwood

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#3 posted 05-31-2011 03:16 AM

A cauldron!

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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peteg

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 05:37 AM

Pleased to see there’s nothing in there for “smokin”, Rich :)))))))))))))))
I have several of these outside my kitchen door fantastic—fresh herbs—yes please.
LIke the idea of the stand to save the back.
It’s not an old range top preserving pan is it?

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Chris

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#5 posted 05-31-2011 11:15 AM

Rich, this looks great! Was this “self” designed or from a plan?

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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richgreer

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 02:15 PM

When I was quite young we took the milk from out dairy farm to the dairy each day in 10 gallon milk cans. This metal thing was a funnel and strainer for the milk. It was placed on top of the milk can and it had a filter in the bottom.

Yes, this is my own design. If you look back a couple of projects you will see a ring I turned for the top of a baptismal font. When I glued up the wood for that turning, it was about 6” tall and I only used the top 2.5” for the ring. I then used the bottom portion for this. By pushing 4 sides into a belt sander I made 4 flat surfaces that I attached the legs to.

The garden is raised on legs to make it more convenient and also to keep the rabbits out.

FYI – A second herb garden (not in picture) is an old laundry tub.

We do quite a bit of higher quality cooking and these herb gardens pay for themselves several times over during the summer.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Jim Bertelson

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 05:35 PM

Cute….....ours are in galvanized tubs…......and especially on the weekends I raid the herb garden regularly. We don’t have much trouble with rabbits….....and thankfully the moose mostly disappear in the summer. Sherie was shooing one away from the first flowers that came up this spring. The moose regularly dine on our birch tree, and occasionally have flowers for dessert…........

Putting our herbs on a stand would be like setting the table for a moose….......(-:

Seriously, like the stand….........

My first project of the day is to put together the top, joining the two store bought trellis’s that were put in last week. The top will match the store boughts…......I ripped and cut it from some cedar yesterday.

May your day be filled with sawdust…........that’s my plans….....finally off call from the 4 day weekend, and this is a day of rest.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Chris

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#8 posted 05-31-2011 09:38 PM

I like the idea of the stand due to the fact that for some reason my two dogs seem to think the current one is a playground. :)

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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spunwood

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#9 posted 06-03-2011 04:42 PM

Hey Rich, my wife sells shares in her milk cow Gerty and uses glass jars these days.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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