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.