I chose this project because Father's Day is coming up and I wanted to make something for him. This project is not very difficult although it helps to know all of the essential tools.
Step 1: Sketch 1
The first thing you want to do is make a center diameter circle on the origin point and make it as big or small as you want. I gave mine a diameter of 2.50 inches.
Step 2: Offset Plane
After you sketch the circle you need to create an offset plane. The distance from the circle can be however tall you want it but I made mine 3 inches.
Step 3: Sketch 2
After you make the offset plane you need to make a 2 point rectangle on the plane. You can make this how big or small you want but I made mine a 3.50 inch x 3.50 inch.
Step 4: Loft
Once you make the rectangle you need to loft these two shapes. You do that by going into the create drop-down and selecting loft.
Step 5: Fillet
I decided to fillet the main edges by 0.15 inches to give it a more clean look.
Step 6: Hole
To give a spot for the soil and plant I used the hole and shaped it to fit to the edges and then made it go down 2.60 inches.
Step 7: Phrase
After I holed the planter I turned it to the bottom and made a sketch to fit text in. I used a rectangle and extuded it inwards to write text and extrude that. You can write anything, I put Happy Father's Day Dad.
Step 8: Offset Plane 2
To start on the face I made an offset plane and made it go 1.70 inches away from the orgin.
Step 9: Sketch
After you make the offset plane make a sketch on it and then make whatever face you want. I made this face.
Step 10: Extrude
Extrude the face you made in the sketch. I chose to cut it inwards but its could also be extruded outwards.
Step 11: Offset Plane
Make another offset plane on the XY axis. Then bring it our -1.90 inches.
Step 12: Sketch
Then, using the offset plane we just made, make a sketch that resembles an arm. Make it however big you want.
Step 13: Extrude
Then extrude that sketch by .60 inches.
Step 14: Sketch
Then make another sketch on top of the arm that consists of a 2 point rectangle with the dimensions in the screen shot/
Step 15: Extrude
Then extruded that sketch by .80 inches. I also added a .30 in fillet on the corner of the arm.
Step 16: Mirror
Then mirror the arms across the object to make them on both sides.
Step 17: Fillet the Arms
Finally fillet the top corner of the arms with a .25 in fillet.
Step 18: You're Done!
Enjoy your new planter box!