"Excellent build on the planter. Last spring, I found myself building planters, raised and tall, for family and friends. With each one built, I learned something new to improve my process, so i can relate to your learning experience. (BAD PUN WARNING…"
"Thank you. It turned out okay, I think. I did learn a lot from this project, the need for a liner or something to aid in drainage. For future planters ill be drilling in a grid of holes in the base followed by some river rock covered in filter…"
"I ran into a similar situation this weekend while building a radiator cover with 1/2" slats. I ran out and purchased the Kreg Mini Jig and it works like a champ. It tells you in the directions that if you want to be able to fill or…"
"Thanks Leslee. I can't agree more; very easy on the back and it keeps most critters out as well. I didn't put a finish on the wood at all. There was some concern amongst the chiefs in my house about chemicals from any…"
Self-explanatory. Building radiator covers for the house. We used to have a mix of old wooden radiator covers and metal ones from the 70's. None of them looked good in our 1932 Colonial home so I decided to make our own match our arts and crafts…
" I made 4 raised planter boxes about two summers ago out of reclaimed wood from an old house that was torn down. I do like your box Micheal, it reminds me of my 4 boxes that I made to hold my garden in. I like the raised bed because it is…"
"Don't have any tips for you as this was my first experience using cedar. I know the cedar boards I used were really soft and easy to work with. Drilling the, was a breeze as well. Check the depth on your drill collar and make sure your using…"
"Any tips for working with cedar? i am planning on building a cedar bed, chest and dresser using pocket hole joinery. i have been playing with some of my cedar boards and am splitting out the cedar when installing my pocket screws. any suggestions?
"Thanks Jim, we have tons of pallets sitting around at work. I'll have to give that a try.
Don, sorry but I don't have plans for this. It was super easy to make though. Just a box with no top on it. Afterwards…"
What's one interesting fact about you, your life, your garage, shop, or home?
My shop is my garage. Unfortunately, the concrete floor was laid in 1932 and it has differences of 6 inches in height from the edges from soil erosion underneath the slab. Needless to say, all my workbenches and homemade storage sit on carriage bolt levelers. Makes for an interesting build process.