Progress Report – Custom-Made Planters and a Logo

The construction progress on the planters is going a little slower than expected.  Seems all the other events of life is requiring attention.

Same goes for the logo.  I had an exact image of what I wanted, but the Fiverr designer could not deliver (partially due to software limitations.)  I decided to cut my losses (and retain my sanity) and accept the design as best he could manage.

I’ve since reached out to a closer network of people in my soccer supporter community for help cleaning up the design.  As for the planter, with the time it’s taking, I figure I’m going to settle with a version that’s less than what I envisioned, but should function just as well.


Construction Project – Modular Box Planters (update #3)

After my start-and-stop experience of attempting to cut the wood for the planters in an off-the-cuff manner, I realized that I would have to do some planning before I began cutting.  The good thing is that increments of 8, 12 and 16 fit well on a 48″x96″ plywood sheet.

As you can see in the picture below, I’ve mapped out my cuts based on size and overall number of pieces needed.  I feel like I’ll be taking a leap of faith, hoping everything goes to plan.  I guess we’ll find out soon enough.  (Hey, I never claimed to be a good carpenter. =)  )


Construction Project – Box Planters (update #2) – Feb 5, 2017

Got the plywood.  For this project, I’m using CCX treated plywood.  As I’m planning to use an inner liner as well as stain and seal the wood using a polyurethane clear coat, I’m hoping that these will last at least 3 years (though hopefully by that point I’ve got a home base with an in-ground garden.)



(The Boy insisted on being in the photo, so who was I to argue?)


Construction Project – Box Planters (update) – Feb 2, 2017

For 2017, I’m making some modular gardening boxes that I’ll have stationed on the south-east corner of my deck, where I can take the most advantage of sunlight exposure.

These are the fastening bolts that I’m going to use to join the boxes sides together.

I think once I have all the materials together, I’ll do a more comprehensive post.  For now, the excitement of all the pieces arriving is too much to keep contained.