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Project by Serradura posted 02-23-2013 11:04 AM 2180 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made 8 flower boxes this week for a friend who owns a campsite. They are 120cm long and made out of eucalyptis, wich we use for almost everything overhere in Portugal. In the background is my “workshop to be”, luckely the roof is ready, so I can work on projects without standing in the rain. The handles are there to be able to lift them up when they are filled (and heavy). These boxes will be placed along a driveway, so need to be mobile for whenever a truck or big mobilehome needs to drive in.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 11:27 AM

Lovely! Nice job. Congratulations for you “workshop to be”! Greetings

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 02-23-2013 12:23 PM

Very nice. Is eucalyptis an inexpensive wood in Portugal?

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#3 posted 02-23-2013 12:46 PM

Eucalyptis is used here in Portugal as firewood, scaffoldingwood, roofbeams, fenceposts etc. There’s a lot of discussion because it’s not a native tree, but proberly 50% of all new planted trees are eucalyptis. Lot of farmers just plant a big field of them so they have an income every 10 years… getting thicker pieces is not easy because nobody lets them grow more than 10 or 12 years. Strange thing is that these trees survive in a bushfire while others burn down. So yes, it’s proberly the cheapest wood around….

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal

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#4 posted 02-23-2013 01:01 PM

A very simple, but very functional design. Nice work!

-- "If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the sea." ~Antoine de Saint Exupery

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#5 posted 02-23-2013 01:44 PM

The boxes look perfect for the job – well done.

-- “And the products of wealth push you along on the bow wave of their spiritless undying selves.” ― I. Anderson

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 01:59 PM

Wonderful, you have my wifes order ready. LoL
Great flower boxes.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 02:44 PM

A future photo with the flowers growing in these beauties would be very nice!

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#8 posted 02-23-2013 03:10 PM

very nice work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 03:51 PM

Good work but it sends chills up my spine and breaks my heart to see that beautiful thick wood get covered with dirt :-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 04:08 PM

You should post this on our sister wesite “GardenTenders” as well. Nice work!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 04:20 PM

Nice work, should be very functional.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 02-23-2013 04:57 PM

Looks like a nice paying project. They look good.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#13 posted 02-23-2013 04:59 PM

I like the old time flavor of this design. Nice work.

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#14 posted 02-23-2013 05:04 PM

Great job! Welcome to LJ’s, thanks for posting.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#15 posted 02-23-2013 05:17 PM

Good work and nice looking flower boxes. There are a lot of Eucalyptus trees in California where I used to live. I always wondered how they would be for woodworking.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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