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Offline OXCanada

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Cedar Planters
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:35 PM »
My wife and I decided that our house needed some planters so this is what I built up, courtesy of plans provided by Tom Silva. Pretty pleased with how they turned out considering I had to use some pretty rough construction grade cedar since our local suppliers don’t stock much.

My gardening skills are leaving something to be desired, but on to the next project!

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Offline live4ever

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 10:33 PM »
Really nice job!  The finish looks great - what’d you use?
Current systainer to productivity ratio:  very high

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2018, 08:07 AM »
Very nice, and you made them even classy with taper legs  [cool]

Offline Cheese

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2018, 09:34 AM »
Nice... [smile]

I'm also interested in what you sealed them with.

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 09:34 AM »
Amazing what you can do with lumber that doesn't look like much if you're willing to work with it.  Nice work.

Offline OXCanada

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 02:07 PM »
Thanks everyone!

I finished them with Minwax Helmsman, sprayed with my fuji MM4.  I am very new to finishing and so I am sure there are better products out there.  But so far they are holding up great and water beads up very nicely.

Offline InlandCape

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2018, 06:47 PM »
They look great! Keep us posted on how the finish holds up.

Offline Drich

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 04:49 PM »
Where can i get those plans at?

Offline tofu

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Re: Cedar Planters
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 11:19 AM »
Very cool. I wanted to make some outdoor things out of the big box store (specifically home Depot for me) cedar, but my concern is that it's mostly sapwood. With that in mind, do you think they'd hold up better than just using cheaper pine or Doug fir boards? All sealed of course.