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My wife wants me to make a couple of window boxes for flowers and I was wondering if anyone has tried to use a Kreg jig on composite boards like the trek boards that lowes sells. I figure that these would last longer then any boxes that I made out of real wood, and what screws would you use. 

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Hi ray a friend of mine used gutter stock for his window boxes its alread painted and will last along time.You might get 3 window boxs for the price of one trex board.
thses was made of plywood and they lasted 2 years.
Dave
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Great idea, but my wife wants something with a routed edge or some sort of design on it, and you have to keep your client happy

Jeffrey Pike said:
Hi ray a friend of mine used gutter stock for his window boxes its alread painted and will last along time.You might get 3 window boxs for the price of one trex board.
Wow they really look nice I like the corners and the tops, What type of plywood did you use?

David Dean said:
thses was made of plywood and they lasted 2 years.
Dave
Here is example how to keep wood boxes from rotting out.I put plastic liners in them so all you do is build 4 walls and set the liner on top of rim
The all ceder one was built last summer and what the owners are doing there is using 6 inch plant pots and setting them on bottom of planter and putting mulch around them
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thanks for your ideas, after all these ideas I've been getting I think I'm going to go with a solid wood boxes with plastic boxes inside of them. I'm thinking about maybe making them with some sort of a raised panel in the front. I'll post pictures as I make them
The boxes we have right now are plastic, so all that Ihave to do is make a shell for them to fit down inside of
Jens Jensen said:
Here is example how to keep wood boxes from rotting out.I put plastic liners in them so all you do is build 4 walls and set the liner on top of rim
The all ceder one was built last summer and what the owners are doing there is using 6 inch plant pots and setting them on bottom of planter and putting mulch around them
Thanks for my suggestion

ray vile said:
thanks for your ideas, after all these ideas I've been getting I think I'm going to go with a solid wood boxes with plastic boxes inside of them. I'm thinking about maybe making them with some sort of a raised panel in the front. I'll post pictures as I make them
The boxes we have right now are plastic, so all that Ihave to do is make a shell for them to fit down inside of
Jens Jensen said:
Here is example how to keep wood boxes from rotting out.I put plastic liners in them so all you do is build 4 walls and set the liner on top of rim
The all ceder one was built last summer and what the owners are doing there is using 6 inch plant pots and setting them on bottom of planter and putting mulch around them

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