Quick 1 Evening Planters for my Kids

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Project by omextreme posted 04-08-2013 04:28 AM 805 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My little guys wanted to make gardens so i built them some cedar planters for the back deck. Just a quick 2.5 hr project done in 1 evening. I kinda liked the “instant” gratification aspect of a 1 night build.


Built from cedar fence pickets and 2 – 2×4 ripped down to make the top and bottom rails.
Stainless screws and Tightbond III.
At last minute decided to cut arc’s in the bottom rails… Kinda sloppy but hey the kids wont notice.
No sanding!! (took a lot of restraint especially on the bottom rails)

For kicks I ran 1 of the top rails on each box through the carvewright CNC.

Turned out just fine for a quick job. Boys love them and they are already filled with potting mix and tomato plants.

Now lets hope we get our money back in produce.

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 04:45 AM

What a great dad project!

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#2 posted 04-08-2013 07:17 PM

way cool! if my wife sees this she would make me build these for the trio of kiddos we have.

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#3 posted 04-08-2013 09:44 PM

very nice,great project.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 11:55 PM

Fun Fun Fun, something they will remember. Nice post.

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 06:24 PM

Very nice and fun project. Like the name carvings, added a personalized touch to them. Lucky kids!

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