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Cricket

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132 days ago

I saw a picture of a really cool vertical wooden box planter on Facebook and it made me think of all of you! Have any of y’all built any planters? Tell me about them and share pictures if you have them!

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DrDirt

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#1 posted 132 days ago

nope – - but I have made some projects, I would like to bury in the yard and pretend I never had a hand in their creation… :-P

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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doubleDD

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#2 posted 132 days ago

Good post. My neighbor wants planters along their garage and need some ideas. I ‘ll be watching patiently.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Vincent Nocito

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#3 posted 132 days ago

I built one out of redwood a few years ago (http://lumberjocks.com/projects/14979). I was based on one that Norm made in the NYW about a decade ago. Last year, I gave is a good cleaning and sanding and a new coat of spar varnish and it is good for another season of plants…assuming that this winter eventually ends.

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Cricket

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#4 posted 132 days ago

That is gorgeous!

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 132 days ago

Yes these are on my projects page

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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DrDirt

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#6 posted 132 days ago

Monte – really like the bench planter made out of landscape timbers.

What did you use for fasteners on the planter boxes of the last photo? Stainless steel deck screws? Are these pressure treated?

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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JADobson

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#7 posted 132 days ago

I made these Greene and Greene inspired planters a while ago.
Click for details

-- James

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 132 days ago

Yes pressure treated. I use ceramic coated deck screws. Go to my project page, there is a cute isffor them.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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shopdog

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#9 posted 132 days ago

I’m a deck builder, and have built lots of planters for clients.

This one is made with MDO ply, with an Ipe fascia.
I built his Ipe deck 4 years earlier, but he never did any maintenance


-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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shopdog

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#10 posted 132 days ago

This project was 2 cedar boxes, with a small Ipe bench connecting them, and a custom cedar lattice privacy screen

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Cricket

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#11 posted 131 days ago

These are so incredible!

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Roger

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#12 posted 131 days ago

LOL-Dr.Dirt. I can’t contribute to this.

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mtenterprises

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#13 posted 131 days ago

Years ago when I was building decks I would make planter boxes out of the scrap. Decks back then were pressure treated lumber, read in here – poisionous, and nothing ever grew in them. Lesson learned.
MIKE

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Monte Pittman

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#14 posted 131 days ago

I have built many planters out of pressure treated lumber, I have never had problems growing things in them.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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shopdog

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#15 posted 131 days ago

I agree Monte…I have built them out of pressure treated too, and didn’t have any problem growing plants.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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