New planters for the back yard

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Project by robdem posted 06-15-2011 02:11 AM 1916 views 22 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first projects to be posted . Wife wanted some new planters for the deck . Wood magazine had this couple of months ago gave them a try came out good. They are made of 5/4 pressure treated wood . Cedar a little expensive here in New York Long Island. They are stained with cabot’s barn red stain. Used popular dowels instead of 3/4 copper pipe for trellis

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 03:29 AM

nice looking planter you did a great job and also substituted materials very well


-- Kiefer

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 04:09 AM

I saw that plan. Nice work!

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 05:28 AM

Those are pretty nice, you did a good job. What kind of bottom did you use? I have some leftover redwood from a porch swing. I’ve been wanting to make a planter out of it, been laying on my workbench for over a month now. I don’t want a wood bottom, any suggestions?

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

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#4 posted 06-15-2011 05:34 AM

I like those planters.

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#5 posted 06-15-2011 03:36 PM

This looks great. I really like the boxes with the trellis.

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#6 posted 06-15-2011 04:41 PM

I was planning on building one of these for my wife as well. It is small enough to still on our porch, but large enough for her needs. Do you think you could share the overall cost of the project? Thanks, it looks GREAT!

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#7 posted 06-15-2011 04:56 PM

Planning on doing some of these as well. You did a great job!!

I am going to use the ””Deckorator classic ballusters” instead of the copper pipe. They run @ $2.50 ea. for the 32” Much less than Copper pipe!!

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#8 posted 06-16-2011 02:40 AM

Devann bottoms are 5/4×6 pt with gap between boards for drainage. Cost of both planters was approx 150 dollars thats with buying screws and set of fostner bits ineeded to drill holes for dowels. Bit set was 25 dollars at grizzly bits are 1/16 increaments set of 6.Thanks to all for comments

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