This cedar flowering box was crafted from old fence slats. I thought it up while in the shower thinking of a way to pass the time while I glue another project together. Obviously I wanted it to be nice but didn't want it to have lots of parts, take too much time to build, or make me think too much. End result is a beautiful flower box, made with less than 20 easy cuts on the miter saw (or skill saw).
2- 17" x 5" Side
2 - 7" x 5" End
1 ~ 16" x 3¹⁄₈ Bottom
Drill & drill bit
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Step 1: Give the Cedar a Fresh Look
The cedar is old and has been out in the elements for years, giving it a nice rustic look. The following steps
will give the flower box a "new" look but aren't necessary.
Run each side of the wood through the planner taking only a 1/16" each pass.
Or just sand it with 80-100 grit sand paper.
Joint 1 edge to create a flat/square surface to cut to width on the table saw.
Rip all the pieces on the table saw to 5"