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Cedar Standing Herb Planter

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Project by DrWhite posted 739 days ago 1906 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is basically my very first project of any kind. I wanted to make a little planter for herbs. It needed to be raised, so it was easy to tend, but also to prevent the neighborhood rabbits from devouring my tasty herbs. Being that I am a beginner, I used pretty basic joinery, and the miters on the corners are not perfect, but then again, this is going to sit outside and weather. It’s 100% cedar, and I found some darker color 4×4 posts to use as the legs. 2×4s are used for the frame and 5/4 deck boards for the sides. I notched out the 4×4’s 1 inch deep to accept the 2×4’s. Making a 16 3.5” wide notches takes a considerable amount of time without a dado cutter… but I am soon to change that. I basically made the design myself, taking elements I likes from other projects that I saw. What do you think?





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dustyal

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#1 posted 739 days ago

It is what it is. It’ll work great for you. I have this same project in mind, but instead of a planter, since we already have raised garden beds, I will use it (in a more square shape) to coil my garden hose. I didn’t want a hanger in the ground, or hanging from the house… so thought this would work.

thanks for posting.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 739 days ago

Looks super a fine first project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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wunderaa

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#3 posted 739 days ago

Looks great! I’m thinking that a couple of those would look great on my patio…adding this to my to-do list!

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Sinister

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#4 posted 739 days ago

Is the bottom solid or are there holes for drainage?

-- Patrick, Iowa City

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Kelen

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#5 posted 739 days ago

Looks great and very strong. I bet you can park a car on top of that thing.

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DrWhite

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#6 posted 739 days ago

Sinister – There are three drain holes in the bottom. My plan was to cover the holes with some wire mesh and landscape fabric to allow water to drain, but soil to remain.

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barecycles

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#7 posted 738 days ago

You guys are killing me! Once again my wife was peeking over my shoulder and saw this. I believe her exact words were, “A pair of those would look perfect on our patio!”

Seriously, that is a fine job and not just for a first project.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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Eric

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#8 posted 738 days ago

tank

-- Eric

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