|Project by DrWhite||posted 07-16-2012 08:40 AM||2270 views||8 times favorited||8 comments|
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?