Cedar Planters

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Project by Rxmpo posted 06-19-2008 05:38 AM 2458 views 13 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, my wife and I just had a new patio added to the front of our house, so of course we needed new planter boxes!! (I didn’t do the patio myself…don’t have that skill…yet!)

Since I am a novice, I began to panic a bit after thinking aromatic cedar was only for inside projects (blanket chests etc..) and other types of cedar were for outdoor projects. Well, thanks to the forum page, my mind was put to ease and I followed their advice using several coats of spar varnish. The planters were moved outside to the patio and thank you to my fellow LJ’s who helped me by sharing their knowledge and experience!

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#1 posted 06-19-2008 01:25 PM

These look great! Nice job. The aromatic cedar looks great inside or out, and the spar varnish should keep it from graying for a few years.


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#2 posted 06-19-2008 06:53 PM

These are really nice! I’m putting them on my to-do list.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 06-20-2008 01:16 AM

Those are too nice to be outside!

-- Jim, Michigan

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#4 posted 06-21-2008 03:50 PM

Beautiful planters.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 06-23-2008 03:11 AM

Really nice planters, just like the ones I have to make for my S/O. She’s been after me for 3 years now to make her some.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 04:56 AM

Nice planters!

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 06:03 AM

Very nice looking planters. I have looked all over the internet for something like this, but so far haven’t been able to find ones I liked. These are it – exactly what I had in mind. Might just be my next project – thanks!

-- Eric, Oklahoma

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#8 posted 08-03-2009 06:16 AM

great design and well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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