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Offline SittingElf

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2015, 10:38 AM »
After looking at others I copied as best I could.  Wife doesn't know these exist yet, was able to get them done while she is gone for a couple of weeks.  She will have to decide on the placement on the patio, then we will put the liners in and fill them.  I used Cedar fence pickets for the spaced interior boards, ripped them down with the TS55.

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Happy to see I've started a trend! [big grin]

As for yours, the regular design calls for another spacing at the bottom of the side rails to allow for water drainage without pooling. (Look at my build at the inside bottom cross beam.  You can still salvage yours I think, by drilling some holes in the 2X4 cross beam.  Pooling that lingers might cause the cross beam to warp or rot quickly.  Otherwise...VERY NICE builds, and your wife will love them!

For those building to approximately the same dimensions, you can buy the pre-formed liner through Amazon at the following link. Cheap and saves a hassle of trying to work with a roll to fit. The link is for the full size Trug...the same as I and others built. (Yes, the picture shows the smaller size, but the liner is for the larger version)

http://www.amazon.com/Compact-VegTrug-Planter-Replacement-Liner/dp/B00EOW6NU6

Cheers,
Frank

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Offline groveb

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2015, 10:45 AM »
After looking at others I copied as best I could.  Wife doesn't know these exist yet, was able to get them done while she is gone for a couple of weeks.  She will have to decide on the placement on the patio, then we will put the liners in and fill them.  I used Cedar fence pickets for the spaced interior boards, ripped them down with the TS55.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Happy to see I've started a trend! [big grin]

As for yours, the regular design calls for another spacing at the bottom of the side rails to allow for water drainage without pooling. (Look at my build at the inside bottom cross beam.  You can still salvage yours I think, by drilling some holes in the 2X4 cross beam.  Pooling that lingers might cause the cross beam to warp or rot quickly.  Otherwise...VERY NICE builds, and your wife will love them!

For those building to approximately the same dimensions, you can buy the pre-formed liner through Amazon at the following link. Cheap and saves a hassle of trying to work with a roll to fit. The link is for the full size Trug...the same as I and others built. (Yes, the picture shows the smaller size, but the liner is for the larger version)

http://www.amazon.com/Compact-VegTrug-Planter-Replacement-Liner/dp/B00EOW6NU6

Cheers,
Frank


Frank,

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't catch that detail, shouldn't be too hard to fix at this point.

Offline groveb

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2015, 11:23 AM »
After looking at others I copied as best I could.  Wife doesn't know these exist yet, was able to get them done while she is gone for a couple of weeks.  She will have to decide on the placement on the patio, then we will put the liners in and fill them.  I used Cedar fence pickets for the spaced interior boards, ripped them down with the TS55.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Happy to see I've started a trend! [big grin]

As for yours, the regular design calls for another spacing at the bottom of the side rails to allow for water drainage without pooling. (Look at my build at the inside bottom cross beam.  You can still salvage yours I think, by drilling some holes in the 2X4 cross beam.  Pooling that lingers might cause the cross beam to warp or rot quickly.  Otherwise...VERY NICE builds, and your wife will love them!

For those building to approximately the same dimensions, you can buy the pre-formed liner through Amazon at the following link. Cheap and saves a hassle of trying to work with a roll to fit. The link is for the full size Trug...the same as I and others built. (Yes, the picture shows the smaller size, but the liner is for the larger version)

http://www.amazon.com/Compact-VegTrug-Planter-Replacement-Liner/dp/B00EOW6NU6

Cheers,
Frank


Frank,

I bought my liners from DR Equipment

https://www.drpower.com/shop-by-category/gardening/gardening/vegtrug---replacement-liner---medium-1-8m.axd

$10.99 before shipping, shipping isn't too bad if you are buying multiples.

Offline groveb

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2015, 07:41 AM »
After looking at others I copied as best I could.  Wife doesn't know these exist yet, was able to get them done while she is gone for a couple of weeks.  She will have to decide on the placement on the patio, then we will put the liners in and fill them.  I used Cedar fence pickets for the spaced interior boards, ripped them down with the TS55.

(Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link) (Attachment Link)

Happy to see I've started a trend! [big grin]

As for yours, the regular design calls for another spacing at the bottom of the side rails to allow for water drainage without pooling. (Look at my build at the inside bottom cross beam.  You can still salvage yours I think, by drilling some holes in the 2X4 cross beam.  Pooling that lingers might cause the cross beam to warp or rot quickly.  Otherwise...VERY NICE builds, and your wife will love them!

For those building to approximately the same dimensions, you can buy the pre-formed liner through Amazon at the following link. Cheap and saves a hassle of trying to work with a roll to fit. The link is for the full size Trug...the same as I and others built. (Yes, the picture shows the smaller size, but the liner is for the larger version)

http://www.amazon.com/Compact-VegTrug-Planter-Replacement-Liner/dp/B00EOW6NU6

Cheers,
Frank


Frank,

Thanks for the heads up, I didn't catch that detail, shouldn't be too hard to fix at this point.

I think the solution will be to wedge some plastic shims between the bottom 1x4 and the pieces of cedar sitting on top of it.  I tried that last night and it created a nice 1/4" gap that should allow water to drain out from that area.

Offline Billy D

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2017, 12:14 PM »
Old topic - Gonna be my first - Have 30 days to build and deploy for the Mothers Day - Do I build extra for Ma as well as Mama?  [unsure]

If you order the liners from Williams Sonoma - and use the coupon code "EGGHUNT" - 20% off and free shipping - 25$ for 2 shipped to your door.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/vegtrug-raised-bed-liners-medium/?pkey=e%7Cvegtrug%7C30%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C7&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH

Thanks to all of you that previously posted! Great work!

Offline lunchman

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2017, 10:21 PM »
Old topic - Gonna be my first - Have 30 days to build and deploy for the Mothers Day - Do I build extra for Ma as well as Mama?  [unsure]

If you order the liners from Williams Sonoma - and use the coupon code "EGGHUNT" - 20% off and free shipping - 25$ for 2 shipped to your door.

http://www.williams-sonoma.com/products/vegtrug-raised-bed-liners-medium/?pkey=e%7Cvegtrug%7C30%7Cbest%7C0%7C1%7C24%7C%7C7&cm_src=PRODUCTSEARCH

Thanks to all of you that previously posted! Great work!

Yes, build more than one!

I saw this thread when first posted, thought I'd have time to build one but with too many other projects ongoing, decided to buy one. My wife was delighted and put it to good use the first summer, however one wasn't enough. So now she has two (also purchased).

Ordered the first from Williams-Sonoma, and decided to get the covers at the same time. The frame only comes with the greenhouse cover, the other two (insect and frost) require that frame. One of the items was back-ordered, when it finally arrived, I opened the package to find some sort of indoor curtain. Umm, not quite. Sent it back, got something totally unrelated to VegTrug the next time. Sent that back, got a duplicate of one of the covers I already had. At this point, I gave up, they told me to simply keep it.

Ordered the correct cover and VegTrug #2 from Gardener's Supply in Vermont.  The wood color differs from VegTrug #1 but my wife doesn't care. Oddly enough, she still hasn't used any of the covers. Figures.

In winter they're covered with tarps, she's anxious to get going with planting pretty soon.

Offline nappys

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #36 on: April 18, 2017, 10:28 PM »
I agree...thanks Frank for the motivation.  Unfortunately, I did not take build pictures...rookie mistake.  However, here is my version about 95% complete.  My wife cannot wait to use it, and my sister-in-law and mother-in-law are waiting patiently for theirs [eek]

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Offline Holmz

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #37 on: April 19, 2017, 05:23 AM »
I agree...thanks Frank for the motivation.  Unfortunately, I did not take build pictures...rookie mistake.  However, here is my version about 95% complete.  My wife cannot wait to use it, and my sister-in-law and mother-in-law are waiting patiently for theirs [eek]

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Well - Still time for the drawings then ;)

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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #38 on: April 19, 2017, 07:22 AM »
@SittingElf  - Frank you inspired me to promise the boss her raised-bed Mother's Day gift (What do you give when you neglect to have the gift in time?.?.? An IOU!) would be ready to plant by Memorial Day, just made it...

The boss wanted a 2 tier planter, so I went with 2 narrower troughs. Planning Phase:

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Dry fit:

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The peanut gallery (a pair of nesting gold crested night herons):

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Test fit:

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Final product:

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I neglected to get a photo but the legs are tied together with thru-bolted trestles. It all breaks down for storage in the winter. SWMBO is happy, & along with the MIL is out playing in the dirt right now.

Mission accomplished!

RMW

All the planters are very nicely done. Rich, you said yours breaks down for winter storage. I take it the planter troughs lift off and the legs look like they fold up is that correct? Something like that would work out well on our deck. Wife would love it I'm sure. I was thinking of using cedar as its plentiful in these parts, cheap, and resists rot, what wood has everyone else used?
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Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #39 on: May 29, 2017, 08:06 AM »
I was thinking of using cedar as its plentiful in these parts, cheap, and resists rot, what wood has everyone else used?

@Bob D.  I just used pine for the bed and normal 2x4s for the legs, and then coated everything in Thompson's.   I just planted this summer's vegetable garden yesterday, in fact -- two years on it's still holding up, though I would probably do it in cedar if I had to do it again, just so that I didn't have to bother reapplying the water seal every couple of years.  The spray on rubber coating for the feet is a good idea, too.



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Offline Billy D

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #40 on: May 30, 2017, 05:06 PM »
Oh well I spent 15 minutes trying post a bunch of pics and Shtuff - but the dang site just kicked me back to this screen (post reply) without a error or care!  [mad]

Offline Dovetail65

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #41 on: May 30, 2017, 06:46 PM »
What are the file type and size files you are trying to use?
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #42 on: May 30, 2017, 08:22 PM »
"The spray on rubber coating for the feet is a good idea, too"

I noticed that, good idea. I'll have to remember that one.
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Offline Billy D

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2017, 08:22 AM »
What are the file type and size files you are trying to use?

JPG and about 2mb

Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2017, 08:54 AM »
Try resizing the photos.  If using a PC, you can get to the function by right clicking then editing the image.  In image editor select the resize option and then bring down the pixel count.  You can still get good picture quality at about 1000 as the max pixel value on the long axis.


What are the file type and size files you are trying to use?

JPG and about 2mb
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Offline Billy D

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #45 on: May 31, 2017, 09:20 AM »
OK - Created app to reduce the size because I didn't want top open each one individually! - Done - From 2+MB to about 500kb!
Hope this works -

Offline Billy D

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #46 on: May 31, 2017, 09:39 AM »
Hope this is posting....
Using everyone's info and pics here - Thanks everyone! I managed to cobble a couple together in between all the rain here in Chicago-land! Pics are my attempt to document the build - sorry first real attempt at the build as well as the pics  [unsure]
Frame is fir and the runners and end caps are cedar - wanted redwood - just could not justify the excessive cost.
I believe someone said the angle was 52 - got me started - mine ended up closer to 57 - probably because are dimensions are slightly off from one another? I used a piece of old base  board trim to space the runners and tacked them temporarily in place with the new cadex - used it instead of clamps wherever I could - because it was new  [cool] - then went back and drilled, countersunk and screwed.
Almost all screws are Fastcap powerheads with a few spax sprinkled in the mix, a few 3/8" x 2.5" bolts/washers/lock washers and nuts to hold the legs together - 
I was going to do the ends like the other posts - straight across - for strength as well as easy assembly - the Mrs wanted the angles... So.... I stared at it for awhile now that I had not planned this - Hope the pics help explain. I managed to make them as a pseudo sub-assembly. I clamped a piece of cutoff to the end vertically and marked a cut line. Then added the boards along that and screwed them till the entire end was covered - left the last screw out on the bottom as this would latter be attached to the leg runner. Reach underneath the draw the angular cut line - Pop the assy out after removing clamps - redo lines - cut to size, pop back in and finish screws in upright and bottom. anyway - Thanks again for all your posts and helping me stumble through this  [smile]

Offline Edward A Reno III

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Re: Veg Trug type planter for my wife...
« Reply #47 on: May 31, 2017, 01:34 PM »
@Billy D  [thumbs up]

OK - Created app to reduce the size because I didn't want top open each one individually! - Done - From 2+MB to about 500kb!
Hope this works -
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