Cedar Planter Box

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Project by SouthFloridaSun posted 09-16-2013 02:05 PM 1438 views 4 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I completed my first cedar planter box over the weekend and I wanted to post some pictures. I made this out of 2 cedar 2×4 and 5 1×4. The 2×4 were 8ft long, with leftover scrap, and the 1×4 were 10ft long with very little scrap. Since they don’t sell, or I couldn’t find, cedar 2×2 which I want to use for the legs and rails I had to cross cut and rip them out of the 2×4. All the legs are 26” high and are 1 1/2×1 1/2 while the rails are 20” long and are also 1 1/2×1 1/2. I used my dado blades to make a 3/4 slot running down all the rails to hold the 3/4 cedar panels. I then put two pocket holes at the end of each side of the rails and attached the upper rails to the legs using 2 1/2 Kreg pocket screws. After cutting all my cedar 1×4 into 18 1/2 long panels I flipped the planter over and put all the panels in the slots of the lower rails. Last I placed the upper rails inm which are offset 1” from the top of the legs, and also screwed them in with 2 1/2 Kreg pocket screws. Since I had a 1/4 lip around the inside of the lower rails I cut 18 5/8 cedar panels for the bottom and placed them inside on these lips without attaching them.

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 11:54 PM

Nice project…. should look really nice on a deck or patio…good job

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 09-20-2013 01:09 PM

Your planter box looks good and well crafted. Great job!

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