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03-14-2014 02:19 AM

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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#1 posted 03-14-2014 02:31 AM

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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#2 posted 03-14-2014 03:13 AM

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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#3 posted 03-14-2014 01:21 PM

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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#4 posted 03-14-2014 02:05 PM

That is gorgeous!

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#5 posted 03-14-2014 02:07 PM

Yes these are on my projects page

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 03-14-2014 02:44 PM

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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#7 posted 03-14-2014 02:45 PM

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

-- James

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#8 posted 03-14-2014 02:52 PM

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.

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#9 posted 03-14-2014 03:38 PM

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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#10 posted 03-14-2014 03:42 PM

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

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#11 posted 03-14-2014 05:48 PM

These are so incredible!

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#12 posted 03-15-2014 12:48 AM

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

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#13 posted 03-15-2014 01:21 PM

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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#14 posted 03-15-2014 01:50 PM

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.

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#15 posted 03-15-2014 02:16 PM

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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