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Made with western red cedar. 2’ x 6’ x 40” tall 17” deep. The garden is moving closer to the house to make it easier to maintain instead of being way out back. Thanks for looking.

-- Magnolia, Texas





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 866 days ago

Good looking planter .nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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doncutlip

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#2 posted 866 days ago

Very sharp, I like it

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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GodofBiscuits

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#3 posted 866 days ago

Awesome job!!! It looks great! I need to build some bigger boxes than the ones I built last year and your planter will give me inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

-- Are you going to use that piece of scrap?

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Marc5

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#4 posted 866 days ago

Nice looking planter. I would like t make a cpouplr for our deck. Are you lining the inside with anything to protect it from the dirt and water?

-- Marc

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Martyroc

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#5 posted 865 days ago

Really nice looking planter, was this from a plan or your own design?

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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Kelen

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#6 posted 865 days ago

Looks great. I made a similar style a while back for my wife who is pregnant, much easier for her to tend to.

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Hugh

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#7 posted 865 days ago

Thanks,

Marc,
No plastic liner, just a wire mesh to go across the slats on the bottom for drainage then I put garden cloth over that and up the side to keep dirt from being again the wood. My wife liked done that thinking it needs breath. Hopefully that will last a few years.

Martyroc,
I was trying to figure out how I was going to build it so I started looking at different planters on the net. I saw one here on LJ’s that I liked so I used some of his ideas and some from one I saw on another website. So no real plans.
Sorry, I can’t remember the LJ’s planter I saw. It is real close to his design.

Kelen,
I was just typing about you and your planter you made. I liked your planter so I took your idea of the vertical slats on the side. I cut a dado in the 2X4s to put the slats in with mortis and tenon joints to connect them to the 4×4s . What kind of liner did you use?

-- Magnolia, Texas

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Juriathe

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#8 posted 864 days ago

Great planter ! I think you’re going to find the water all running out the bottom if you don’t have a plastic liner across the bottom and a few inches up the sides, at least. The planters will dry out quickly, too, if nothing traps the water in the base. Here’s a link from another favorite site that easily incorporates into planters like your’s. The woodworking in this link looks good ,too, if rather basic…LOL.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Wicking-Beds/

-- I'm so busy I don't know if I found a rope or lost a horse...

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Hugh

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#9 posted 864 days ago

That’s what I was thinking. I have not planted anything in it yet so I still have time. Thanks for sharing.

I also found this link that explains it well.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LaaFLqMlhk

-- Magnolia, Texas

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