Cedar Flower Boxes

Discussion in 'The Helpful Handyman' started by blueblood, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    I built a couple of of cedar boxes today for my wife and was really pleased with they way they turned out. If you were looking for a good cedar box for flowers, this one is much cheaper and fairly easy to build. A box like this at Home Depot or Lowes is around $35-43 and I was able to buy material to make two of them for the $50 dollar range using 7/8" by 4 (3-1/2") boards.

    If want something on the more economical side, I made some smaller width cedar planters a couple of weeks ago. They are super easy and cheap to build. I simply use $1.95 cedar dog ear fence boards. You can bake them as long or short as you like. It takes 2 boards to make a decent sized box like the one I built which is 30" long.

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  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    For a wood worker, that may be good. For me, it means you saved about 10.00 each to pay for your labor. The way I like working wood, I wouldn't put them together for 50.00 apiece. The only nail I can drive with a hammer resides on my left thumb. :thumbsup: :eek:
     

  3. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Ha! Gotta watch those thumbs. The advantage here is that they are bigger and much better quality construction. The bonus, I like working with wood...
     
  4. tmrschessie

    tmrschessie New Member

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    Made a couple for my wife for flowers along the fence I built to help hide the outside wood burning stove. LOL Tom
     
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    Geez Dave.

    Must be nice to have enough bee woodenware that you can waste time making things for your wife.:lol: ... Just kidding, good looking stuff:thumbsup:
     
  6. blueblood

    blueblood New Member

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    Which one did ya make Tm?

    Gun, I was trying to win brownie points...I would rather be making woodenware,,,ha!
     
  7. Iddee

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    They will be TBH's the first time she turns her head. :thumbsup:
     
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    Somehow I knew that bb :lol: