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Raised Strawberry Planter

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Project by schloemoe posted 06-27-2013 06:12 PM 1648 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is more of a wood gloat than a project …. I always check the cull bin when I go to Home Depot For those of You who don’t know thats where they put all the damaged and cut off lumber. they sell it by the peice for anywhere from 51 cents each to about $4.00 I got real lucky and got there just as they put out some 2×6 and 2×4 stock all was approx 4’ long and about half was pressure treated. I managed to get it all for about $15.00 . So I built my wife this Raised Strawberry planter . Its 8’ long 2 ft wide and stands about 3’tall neither my wife or I can bend over to pick strawberrys anymore so ithought it would be nice to be able to stand up. I’m afaid weve missed the season this year but I can hardly wait for next spring…..........................Thanks for looking….......Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com





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sandhill

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#1 posted 06-27-2013 06:36 PM

I like it great idea.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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lew

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#2 posted 06-27-2013 07:10 PM

That is nice!!
Next spring, just open the window and pick desert!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 06-27-2013 07:54 PM

GREAT SCORE!

Wonderful Planter!

Strawberries sound good!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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dhazelton

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#4 posted 06-27-2013 07:58 PM

I wouldn’t waste the season. Crops like lettuce would be great in there after June when the strawberries are done, and you can replant as you go. Might wanna make some provision to do an angled cold frame cover to extend the season into the fall.

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aussiedave

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#5 posted 06-28-2013 12:40 AM

Great looking planter and a great score on the wood…well done :)

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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RonInOhio

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#6 posted 06-28-2013 12:44 AM

Nothing like fresh picked strawberries. The season comes and goes before you know it. I missed it this year.

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 06-28-2013 01:38 AM

Great idea & nice workmanship schloemoe.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Jim Jakosh

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#8 posted 06-28-2013 02:36 AM

Very nice. I’ll be over for strawberries next year!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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lanwater

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#9 posted 06-28-2013 05:34 AM

That is a good idea.
I also started having problem bending and have been looking into building a raised planter.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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reedwood

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#10 posted 06-28-2013 01:07 PM

Nice!
Is the new treated wood safe for vegetables? Even if so, I wonder if a vinyl liner would help it last longer. You would have to a drain hole, of course. Hook it to a flex hose and you can control the mess from drainage.

A soaker hose hooked up to a timer is a good way to water just the right amount.

Something tells me you’re still going to have critter problems unless you install a wire cage hinged top and allow enough room…..8 – 10” for the plants.

Good garden dirt is really important too. I added peat moss and screened compost to the soil before planting and they love it. Good drainage but kept moist works best, I hear.

I just built one too so I thought I’d share some ideas. I should have made mine a raised bed…..Doh!

Ps. anymore wood for a shelf below? It would be a great spot to store planters and give some weight to the appearance so it doesn’t look top heavy. Nothing is going to grow down there anyway.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 07-01-2013 02:43 PM

Good looking and sturdy planter. It’s a great idea and I’m sure the wife appreciates it. Great job!

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