Cedar planter box

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Project by SchotterWoodworking posted 10-29-2011 01:10 AM 3607 views 8 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this design from a book a while ago and finally took the time to make one of these for myself. First I made the box. The box itself is 3/4” MDO plywood with screws and glue. I painted it with RustOleum “Eden” spray paint. Then I ran some 3/4” x 10’ cedar on the router table with a classical ogee. A few hours with the miter saw and a brad nailer and I had a nicely trimmed box. After all the nail holes were filled and everything was sanded properly I sprayed the box with lacquer to seal it. I didn’t stain on the wood; just left it natural cedar. I have plans in the works for another one of these boxes to build tomorrow. The plant is a majesty palm, in case anyone cared about the plant. Comments appreciated!

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#1 posted 10-29-2011 10:48 AM

Thats a very nice planter! favorited this, I know my wife would love one.

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#2 posted 10-29-2011 09:43 PM

A very fine planter!

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#3 posted 10-30-2011 04:52 AM

Craftmanship, and really good color choices make this Pop!

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#4 posted 11-03-2011 03:49 PM

Great idea! I will have to be building myself one of those. Thanks for the post.

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#5 posted 07-22-2016 11:41 AM

This planter is so attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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