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ZEN PLANTER FOR THE GARDEN

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Project by kiefer posted 794 days ago 1785 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the Mothers day planter I build for my wife ,it’s finally done and we set it up this morning .
The planter is build from spruce and spruce exterior grade plywood and hopefully will last.
The main (arch ) beam is a box beam made from plywood and 2×4 blocks and solid caps laminated to top and bottom edge to prevent warping 2 1/4 ” thick.
The rest is solid construction grade lumber, mostly laminated with exterior glue and the posts are halve dovetail joints notched to accept the beams .
The trough is 1/2” ply with a 2×4 rim cut to a bevel shape and dadoed to fit over top edge .
All finished with super primer and exterior latex before assembly .
She planted the flowers this morning and it should look good in a month or so.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松





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degoose

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#1 posted 794 days ago

Very Zen…. so peaceful…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 794 days ago

Very nice I like the Zen design.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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peteg

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#3 posted 794 days ago

What a great combination, a piece of garden sculpture & a planter, how cool is that.
You’ll be in the good books with this one Kiefer, well done
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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jaykaypur

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#4 posted 794 days ago

Nice planter….like you said, it will look great once the plants grow out in it. Good job!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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fernandoindia

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#5 posted 794 days ago

Beautiful design Kiefer.
Well done.

-- Back home. Fernando

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 794 days ago

like it

Dennis

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Douglas Bordner

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#7 posted 794 days ago

Anybody would be proud to have that in front of their home. Great job!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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doncutlip

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#8 posted 794 days ago

Really cool, great design, well executed

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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steliart

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#9 posted 794 days ago

very nice work and design, love it

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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jjw5858

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#10 posted 793 days ago

Fantastic design and work on this. Thanks for sharing it and inspiring.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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kiefer

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#11 posted 793 days ago

Thank you Larry,Jim,Pete,Jay, Fernando ,Dennis,Douglas,Don, Steliart ,Joe.
Looks like I am not alone with this peaceful design and I seem to come back to it and never get tired of it .
The curves of the arch fascinate me and are the most challenging part of the project ,if they are not pleasing it ruins the whole design and proportions of the are also important.
I started out with a three container design but no matter what it just did not have the look that I envisioned.
Zen and piece is what I am aiming for and Thank you all for your gracious comments,much appreciated !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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mafe

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#12 posted 793 days ago

Yes it is full of Zen.
Lucky wife to have you.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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stefang

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#13 posted 783 days ago

I love it Kiefer, fantastic work and design!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roz

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#14 posted 735 days ago

Fantastic, it looks like it should be prominently displayed in a botanical garden.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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