Wednesday Woodworking – Planter box done

I did it.  Finished the planter box.  It took more time than I thought it would.  The angles turned out harder to do than I had thought at first.  I should have spent more time modeling the joinery in SketchUp.  It would have made the construction a little faster.  Here it is:

Finished planter box

Finished planter box

Another angle

Another angle

The next projects on the work bench include some shelving from recycled wood and a bit of marquetry.

If you need me – I’ll be in the shop,

Andrew

About Andrew Reynolds

Born in California Did the school thing studying electronics, computers, release engineering and literary criticism. I work in the high tech world doing software release engineering Then I got prostate cancer Now I am a blogger and work in my wood shop doing scroll saw work and marquetry.
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37 Responses to Wednesday Woodworking – Planter box done

  1. That’s going to give you a lot of service and enjoyment! Beautifully done.
    K

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  2. Sundry says:

    Beautiful! I hope you post some photos of the planters full later!

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  3. My daughter walked over and said, “Oh, that looks cool.” Endorsement from a 10 year old. And I agree with her. So, also and endorsement from a 385279ufaruwoigja-year-old. Sorry, my keyboard got sticky there.

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    • Well, thanks to both of you. I am getting it filled with dirt now. Don’t when we’ll plant anything. Might wait till spring. And sorry about the keyboard. Mine’s been behaving badly too.

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  4. davidprosser says:

    That’s great work Andrew. The plants will be protected but shown off nicely by the planter.
    Hugs

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  5. Sooo cool! You are very talented!

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  6. ttoombs08 says:

    Oh, I love it! It’s so unlike your typical planter. And I bet the wood will be even more beautiful as it ages!

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  7. artseafartsea says:

    Love your work with the boxes. You are multi-talented. 🙂

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  8. Just gorgeous and custom made for that nook. You are very talented with both the computer and construction tools. And your choice of materials is such great quality, it really shows. I’ll keep an eye out for photos of it in use 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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  9. GP Cox says:

    You always do good work, Andrew – I had no doubts.

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  10. Carrie Rubin says:

    It looks great!

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  11. Beautiful work, Andrew. Are you going to line the sides and bottom before adding soil?
    Ω

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  12. George says:

    Nicely done. Love the wood.

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  13. Well done! They look so sturdy.

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  14. Do you do all your planning in SketchUp? I’m writing a lesson plan for 7th graders on using that program (which I don’t). Any hints?

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    • I do most (90%) of my planning in SketchUp. Normally I start with simple hand drawn sketch with a rough shape of the thing I am building, then I build the model on the computer. I am not that good at SketchUp, but here are the things I use all the time:

      ctl-z (undo) is your friend

      The Pull tool builds a lot of stuff.

      Learn how to infer points from other parts of the drawing.

      You really want a two button mouse with the control wheel. Learn the mouse controls to zoom, rotate and move your imagine. Also find the “zoom to extents” command. Very useful when things go out of control.

      Learn how to make and use components. I build a full model out of components, not individual lines or shapes. Once you have a component you can make copies of it. Need six shelves, build one as a component then copy and paste to get the other five. When you edit one component, they’ll all change.

      Flipping components (mirror images along one axis) is totally cool. Often I’ll build one side of a cabinet as a component, make a copy and then flip it and presto I now have the other side of the cabinet.

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  15. jfwknifton says:

    Yes, an excellent job. Now the most difficult bit…..deciding what to plant in it for the spring!

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    • Thanks. I have a simple solution to the plant decision process. It goes like this, “Heather, what did you want me to plant here?” She tells me and I plant. 😉

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  16. lorieb says:

    you wood (pun intended) be handy at the cottage, trying to decide how to build planter boxes into our patio area. Nice work!

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  17. Harlon says:

    Nicely done, I could use a few of those myself at home – yes,I am thinking about spring (already in denial about winter). Great work! Harlon

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    • Thanks, I’ve built four of these style planters so far. One is 16 feet by 6 feet. Seems like I am making them smaller and smaller as I get older. And winter? We don’t use that word much here in California, I’m never exactly sure what that means… 😉

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