Cedar Planter Box

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Project by jeanlowry posted 08-04-2011 08:17 AM 2051 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend replaced the cedar on his deck and I got some of the cedar. It looked pretty rough at first, but after running it through the planer, jointer and tablesaw, it looked pretty good, so I built a planter box.

I am going to put a lattice panel in it and plant some type of climbing vines. It will create some privacy between my deck and the neighbors kitchen.

thanks for looking and comments are welcome.

-- Jean, Colorado, find time to make some dust!

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 04:04 PM

Great job!! Nice save of material, amazing what a little milling will do.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 04:52 PM

Nice looking planter! I wish I had friends like that!

-- Jamie, Sedalia, Colorado

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#3 posted 08-04-2011 05:20 PM

I’m a big fan of recycling wood. Your planter looks great. The top looks great with the detail.

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#4 posted 08-04-2011 05:31 PM

Nice work and great to see people recycle ! :-)

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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#5 posted 08-04-2011 06:59 PM

Great save on the materials, and a good looking planter box to boot!

Have you considered Josephs Coat roses? I have a trellis on my fence that provides some privacy from my neighbor’s 2nd floor bedroom window to what LOML and I are praying will be the nursery in our house… I have Josephs Coat planted there and they do a GREAT job filling in. They get the name because of the MANY varied color blooms… I have am Imperial Rose that I am about to rip out and put another JC rose in just to get the blooms / colors I want…

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#6 posted 08-04-2011 10:22 PM

Don’t you love it when you can “help” a neighbor get rid of some “old” boards. I need more neighbors like that. I like the box too!

-- Shrub G. , Dalton Georgia

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