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. =) )
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?)
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.