Planters for Friends

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Project by RussInMichigan posted 10-03-2011 07:19 PM 1351 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These planters were made for some friends here in Lansing, Michigan this summer. They are made from treated landscape timbers. The design was pretty much taken from the lay of the land. They were installed over a 4” bed of pea stone and the ground contact areas, inside and out, were covered in plastic. The build was memorable because the temperature was around 100 degrees F when I made them.

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#1 posted 10-03-2011 07:40 PM

Hello RussInMichigan

A beautiful concept and a nicely design

I’m pressed to see them with plants inside

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 10-03-2011 11:51 PM

Great work Russ.
Make sure to post some pictures in your blog when the flowers bloom!

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 10-04-2011 03:45 AM

Wow, that is a heck of a lot of monster perfect mitres. I can only do that well at 1/10th the scale shown here. How did you do it? And why!? Answer, I only guessing that woodworkers like us are a compulsive perfectionist lot. Super work.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#4 posted 04-18-2014 11:48 AM

Nice work. How much time to cut and assemble?

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#5 posted 04-18-2014 12:11 PM

These planters took about 3 hours each after the initial setup which was about 2 hours.

They’ve been in place since summer 2012 and they are in great shape.

Thanks for looking in.

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