|Project by TroutGuy||posted 04-29-2012 07:13 AM||1291 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
Long story short, my wife asked if I could make her a “quick” planter box for our back porch. I did a “quick” check of my leftovers in the shop, drew a “quick” model in SketchUp. and went to work. As luck would have it I had just enough 3/4” plywood left from a previous job to make it.
A few “quick” rips, crosscuts, dados, and rabbets later, I had it in clamps. Next, I added 3/8” x 3/4” African Mahogany edge banding, made from offcuts from a crown molding job. (Note: That part wasn’t so “quick”.) After drilling a few drainage holes, and a “quick” fill and sand, it was ready for paint.
The inside of the box has two “quick” coats of a sealant, followed by two “quick” coats of exterior house paint on the whole thing. It should last a while.
Overall it’s roughly 30” x 30” x 18”. The planter box is ~6 1/2” deep.
Paint? $1.60 (I bought a “mis-tinted” quart of an acceptable color at a local paint store.)
Time? ~6 hrs. (over the course of 3 days)
Happy wife? Priceless!
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