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My wife and I walked past some wooden sheep troughs in a field down the lane from our house and my first instructable was born! She liked the shape of them and decided they would make great planters. However they are in use so I decided to make some from old pallets outside our house that are waiting for the farmer to burn.  here goes...
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Step 1: Source your wood

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First source your wood as you are using reclaimed timber its best to do this first then design the planter around it.
Remove all the old nails and other rubbish from your timber. This is 2 pallets dis - assembled  the individual pieces here measure 1270mm x 75mm x 15mm.

Step 2: Design your planter

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The original troughs I saw taper to the bottom - I suppose so that the sheep can get to all the feed and it does not get stuck in the corners - so my design follows this.

The troughs measure  1270mm x 250mm x 245mm see sketchup diagram.

Step 3: Cutting list

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I always find it best to cut everything in one go and then assemble your piece.

first the easy cut put 8 lengths to one side  _ easy!                       piece A

cut 8 lengths @ 225mm - these form the internal straps              piece B

cut 6 lengths @ 250mm - these form the end.                                piece C

cut 3 lengths 150mm - these form the feet.                                      piece D

Where you state "stir it in a clocwise direction 5 times" - I feel that this is inadequate... I always use the spoon in a lifting manner, scooping from the bottom. this is a tecnique used for mixing paint which ensures thorough mixing.
Or 3 times clockwise and then 3 times anti-clockwise then stopping the swirl, as I think that leaving the liquid to swirl could possibly affect the rotation of the earth in some way.
Good planter though, Well done.
love the comment of earth roation.... hahahah foclmao
aarya33 years ago
hogthrob (author) 4 years ago
this my first instructable so any comments would be appreciated. ta.