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Forum topic by AAANDRRREW posted 04-22-2015 05:40 PM 762 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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04-22-2015 05:40 PM

I got some plans for an outdoor planter I’d like to make my mom for mothers day. The plans call for cedar boards. I was thinking that I’d like to make it out of something potentially cheaper and also something she can finish to her liking, whether that’s painting or staining.

Any advice on what wood to use and how to finish it properly so it can be outside? I’d love to be able to use cheaper pine boards.

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#1 posted 04-23-2015 12:57 AM

Inexpensive with longevity is pressure treated. If its to be outside it can be painted or stained after a year. If you’re far enough up north for the freeze remove the soil every yr. it’ll prevent the soil from pulling screws and or holing the wood. Don’t plant edibles in a PT box. Use PL400 as a joint adhesive. Slant the floor down to one corner then drill a hole in the lowest point as a drain then insert some clear tubing long enough to guaranty excess water won’t land on floor and or stain ext wall. Use and staple bug screen on the base over the drain hole to prevent clogging of the drain.

-- I meant to do that!

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